D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser at the city's Southwest waterfront in 2016

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser at the city's Southwest waterfront in 2016

The first phase of a massive redevelopment of Washington’s Southwest waterfront is opening this week. The Wharf aims to activate this piece of D.C.’s waterfront space with housing, retail, restaurants from celebrity chefs and new music venues. But there are still questions about who will benefit from what’s coming – and how the city’s built environment interacts with the waterways around it.


  • Roger Lewis Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park
  • Monty Hoffman Founder & Chief Executive Officer, PN Hoffman
  • Bruce Levine President, Southwest Neighborhood Assembly; @SWNAssembly

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