Sunday, May 9, 2010

LGBT Center Moving Out, JBG Moving In

Via MetroWeekly, it was announced last week that The Center, the organization whose mission is "to celebrate, strengthen, and support community among the LGBT residents and organizations of Metropolitan Washington, DC" will be moving out of their temporary offices on 14th Street in June.

The reason? JBG Cos. is getting ready to demolish the building, located at 1810 14th Street NW, in order to begin work on their much-anticipated project on that block.

The Center entered into a short-term lease agreement with JBG in January, understanding that the move would be temporary. With JBG's announcement last month that they planned to break ground on the project this fall, The Center's time at the location was up.

The location had become a community center of sorts for DC's LGVT community, hosting such organizations as Bet Mishpachah, the Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CAGLCC, aka the chamber), the DC Agenda/Washington Blade, the DC Community AIDS Network, Helping our Brothers and Sisters, and the Latino GLBT History Project.

It is not yet known where The Center will relocate. Prior to landing at their current location, they had been renting space at 14th and L.

1 comment:

IMGoph said...

LGVT? lesbian, gay, vegan, transgendered?