Sunday, September 22, 2013

Holy Rosary Church & Rectory - Big Changes

Holy Rosary Church, located in downtown DC, is celebrating their 100th anniversary.  As important as that is, there is an even bigger change happening with the rectory.

It was reported in the Washington comPost on Saturday, Sept. 21st, that Property Group Partners (PGP) is going to transform the area around the church with the new Capital Crossing project.  When I-395 was built, it cut through a number on neighborhoods, including that of Holy Rosary Church.  In fact, the Church almost was demolished but for the efforts of a handful of parishioners, who lobbied hard, and had the exit onto 4th St., NE changed.

Capital Crossing is a 2.2 million sq. ft., multiuse development and will be built above the recessed freeway between 2nd and 3rd Sts, and E St. and Mass. Ave.

What is most interesting is that PGP will move the Holy Rosary rectory onto the property.


Anonymous said...

At least the Archdiocese is not plotting and planning to turn this Church into a parking lot for Walmart like they are somewhere else.


Is it Nativity or is it Gonzaga?

Anonymous said...

It's Georgia Avenue. When the Archdiocese starts to change your parish in ways that will make it a cash cow for pet Archdiocesan projects, watch out. They will pretend to share for a little while.