“312 N ST SW – Two bedroom/1.5 baths coop townhouse in SW Waterfront. This lovely abode offers an updated kitchen, open and separate dining and living spaces, renovated full bath, lots of basement storage, large back patio, and more. Pets allowed. River Park coop offers 24-hr front desk, fitness room, outdoor pool and grilling, rental parking, and more.”
I was coming out of the Waterfront Metro about an hour and 20 minutes ago and thought I heard shots. No one else seemed worried so I went into CVS. When I came out there were cops everywhere and they were checking all the trashcans for, I assume, a ditched weapon. Can’t find anything about it in the news–have you heard anything?”
“Our latest Greenhouse Film, The Wharf, is a portrait of the Maine Avenue Fish Market in Washington, DC. Filmmakers Emily Hilliard and Ashley Melzer explain the history of the market and their motivation for making the film.
The Maine Avenue Fish Market, or The Wharf, as it’s referred to by most locals, is not a place you are likely to stumble upon. It’s tucked away under the I-395 overpass and sits on floating docks on DC’s southwest waterfront. It wasn’t always so hidden.”
600 Water St SW
October 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday October 26, 2013: Tour the floating residences of Gangplank Marina, the east coast’s largest “liveaboard” community, located in the heart of Washington on the Southwest DC waterfront. For just $20, visit 20 or so of the floating homes (and offices!) that represent this diverse and vibrant liveaboard community. Houseboats, cruisers, tugs, family living, green living, small-space living, luxury living, and more… whatever you’re interested in, chances are you’ll find something to “float your boat.”
We love Southwest! Discounted tickets of $15 each are available to residents of the 20024 zip code. Just select one of the “Neighbor Discount” ticket options above and be sure that your billing address has a 20024 zip code.
Proceeds from the tour (after expenses) go to support local charities in Southwest DC.”
Ed. Note: You can see all events here and you can schedule your own event listing here.
“Luxury apartment in IM Pei’s Waterfront Tower. Located next to the Waterfront Metro.Features hardwoods, New kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, walk in closet and built in wall bed. Rent includes heat and air, one parking spot, a spacious locked storage room, bike storage, workout room and staffed front desk.”
“Hoffman‐Madison Waterfront, the master developer of the 3.2 million square foot Southwest Waterfront project (“The Wharf”), announced today the approval of its Phase1 Planned Unit Development (PUD) by the District of Columbia Zoning Commission. The Zoning Commission’s action approves all of the architectural designs and specific plans for each parcel of the project’s first phase encompassing 1.5 million square feet of residential, hotel, office and retail uses along with three piers, numerous open spaces, gathering places and a 3 ‐ acre waterfront park.”
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting which occurred in the 900 block of 3rd Street, Southwest.
On Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at approximately 9:18 pm, officers from the First District responded to the 200 block of K Street, Southwest for the report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they were directed to the 900 block of 3rd Street Southwest where they located an unconscious adult male suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was pronounced.
A second juvenile female victim was located suffering from a gunshot wound to the hand. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment and released.
The decedent is identified as 28 year-old Donald Ray Brown of Northeast, Washington, DC.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”
WHERE: Kastles Stadium – 800 Water St. SW DC (nearest metro stops: L’Enfant and Waterfront stations. Bike and car parking will also be available.)
PRICE: $15 per person – kids 10 and under are FREE
On August 24th, 2013, the DC Homebrewers (DCHB) will be hosting their 2nd Annual BBQ, sponsored by Sam Adams, at Kastles Stadium along the southwest waterfront in Washington, DC. The annual BBQ serves as a chance for the all-volunteer club to showcase and educate their members and the public on alternative brewing styles, sensory panels, and current industry standards to help new and advanced homebrewers take their brewing to the next level.
This year, all proceeds from the BBQ will benefit the Common Good City Farm, an urban farm and education center located on a half-acre lot in LeDroit Park. Their mission is to grow food, educate, and help low-income DC community members meet their food needs and provide educational opportunities for all.
Ticket price includes admission, a plate of BBQ (vegetarian option will be available), two sides, a hand-crafted soda, Sam Adams beer and an additional beer ticket for one of several craft beers that will be on tap during the event. Additional beer tickets will be available for $5. Buy tickets in advance here.
During the afternoon, members of the DCHB will be offering demonstrations and educational presentations, including (more…)
“Available IMMEDIATELY. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED!! Sizable Basement apartment in sought-after Washington DC Waterfront area. Combined living and sleeping space, separate full bathroom and kitchen with new dishwasher and washer/dryer. Private entrance with brick patio. Designated off-street parking. Walking distance from the Waterfront, Metro, Smithsonian, NASA, FEMA, WTC, etc.. Small pet allowed.”
Today, Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells released the following statement on the announcement that the District of Columbia and D.C. United Soccer have struck a tentative deal to keep the team in the city:
“I’m thrilled with the announcement to keep D.C. United at home right here in D.C.,” said Tommy Wells. “The Council spoke overwhelmingly in support of keeping D.C. United in the District of Columbia and urged the Mayor to work with stakeholders and ensure our soccer team remained in the District.”
On March 6, 2012, The Council approved the resolution, authored by Councilmember Wells and titled the “Sense of the Council in Support of D.C. United Soccer Remaining in the District of Columbia Resolution of 2012.” The resolution urged the city’s executive to develop strategies and proposals to keep the team in the District.
“The new stadium further solidifies our Anacostia Waterfront as a center for sports and culture – bridging our communities and bringing our city closer together,” added Wells.
“Today, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the ownership group of four-time Major League Soccer (MLS) champion D.C. United announced the signing of a public-private partnership term sheet to build a 20,000-25,000-seat, world-class soccer stadium in the Buzzard Point area of Southwest. The new stadium, to be located adjacent to the Fort McNair Army base, will be bounded by Half Street and Second Street SW, between R and T Streets, is anticipated to be complete in time for the 2016 season.
The Mayor also announced that the deal anticipates a creative development plan, including a series of land swaps to support the approximately $300 million project and spur additional development without having an impact on the District’s debt cap.
Under the provisions of the term sheet, the District anticipates that it will swap District-owned property, including the Frank D. Reeves Center for Municipal Affairs, to assemble the stadium site parcels. The plan calls for Reeves Center tenants as well as District agencies currently in leased space to relocate to a new municipal facility in Anacostia near the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue and Good Hope Road SE. This facility would be developed and funded using a model similar to the District’s recently completed 200 Eye Street SE building.
“This is an exciting plan that moves the District forward in two areas about which I’m passionate — economic development, particularly in the East End of the District, and sports,” said Mayor Gray. “The new soccer stadium is the final piece in the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative puzzle that, when complete will create the most vibrant and sustainable sports-and-retail district in America.”
The term sheet calls for the District to act as a horizontal developer and assume the cost of land acquisition and infrastructure (approximately $150 million), while D.C. United would construct the stadium (approximately $150 million). (more…)
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Featured Property: 520 N St SW #S426
Legal Subdivision: None noted
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: SW Waterfront
Bedrooms: 0 Baths: 1 Parking: Available on site for rent
Type of Ownership: Cooperative
Finished Square Footage per tax record: 555 square feet List Price at Contract: $145,000.
List Date: 05/25/2013
Days on Market: 18 Settled Sales Price: $136,702.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 07/16/2013
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No
The listing can be seen: here. To see pics, open the link above and click on the camera icon to scroll through pics.
Given its proximity to the waterfront, the National Mall, Arena Stage, Nats Stadium, and public transportation, it is somewhat perplexing that the Southwest quadrant of the city is often overlooked by prospective purchasers. We may see more interest in the coming years, as there is major redevelopment planned for the area (similar to what has been going on in NOMA). Of course, the prudent time to buy in is before all that happens. (more…)
“I thought you guys might be interested in posting something about the “Blind Whino” art club project happening at the old painted church in SW. This seems like one of the coolest projects happening in the city.”
[GOAL #1] To raise funds for continued improvements to the 138 year old building nestled in Southwest Washington DC in our Nations Capitol. Although we have cleaned up the building and commissioned two amazing artists to paint the Exterior (HENSE – ATL) and Interior (MEGGS – AUS) of the building there is still quite a bit to do. We need to further improve the building with items such as painting on resin floors, bringing in 20 additional artists to paint the exhibit halls and project spaces, changing of light fixtures, repairing of the roof and items of the like.
[GOAL #2] Once our goal is met to solidify all cosmetics within the space we can initiate the second phase which is to raise funds for additional programing at our annual G40 Art Summit held in September 2013. We are planning to do a full lineup of programming throughout the month to bring residents from DC, Maryland and Virginia down to the Southwest Waterfront. Programming will consist of Art Related Events, Musical Performances and Art Workshops. We are also planning a Private Fundraising Concert with special celebrity guests hosts and musical entertainment to help fund our project.