The D.C. Center for the LGBT Community is scheduled to move into its new space in the city’s Reeves municipal building on Sept. 1, according to executive director David Mariner.
Mariner said the renovation of the new space may not be finished at that time but the ground floor office space with street access will be sufficiently completed to allow the center to move in.
And while the move-in date won’t take place until Sept. 1 the Center will hold its first official event at the Reeves Center Aug. 1-4. Mariner said the Center’s annual OutWrite Book Fair will be held in the Reeves Center’s first floor atrium, where book readings, book discussions and poetry readings will take place. Vendors are also expected to offer a wide selection of new and used books at the event.
The move-in comes three months after the Center signed a 15-year lease with the city to rent space in the highly desirable Reeves Center, which is located at 14th and U streets, N.W. Plans to build a new high-rise office building at the site of the Center’s current location at 1318 U St., N.W. forced the Center to look for a new home.