On my drive back from Saturday morning’s McMillan meeting, I found myself on a familiar street: T Street Northeast, home to the St. Martin’s Convent. Back in December, I wrote about the controversial decision to move this building downhill. Residents in the neighborhood tried to keep the convent in its current place to prevent a 178-unit, affordable housing project from being built. Racial accusations flew. Some people moved.
The project went on.
The building’s move occurred in a two-part process. The final downhill slide happened last Thursday and Friday, I’m told. So cheers to my good timing.
The structure now sits at its final destination: The corner of T Street and Summit Place N.E.