There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
When the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community secured a 15-year lease at the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center, at 14th and U streets NW, D.C. Center Executive Director David Mariner told the Washington Post, “To know we’ll be in the same location for 15 years is amazing.” No such luck. Three months before the D.C. Center actually moved into its new space in late October 2013, Mayor Vince Gray announced a plan to build a D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point via a series of land swaps that would trade the Reeves Center to a developer for likely conversion to residences. Gray presented the finalized deal last week to the D.C. Council, where it’s no done deal. But Gray’s office anticipates that Reeves Center tenants will need to move once a new Reeves Center in Anacostia is completed about three years from now. That could mean another move for the city’s LGBT community center much sooner than expected.