Liz honors the history of community care Whitman-Walker provided at the Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center whose original dedication 25 years ago was made through the generosity of our namesake, actress and HIV/AIDS activist Elizabeth Taylor.
HONORING A LEGACY OF COMMUNITY CARE
Incorporating two iconic structures of the 14th Street neighborhood, The Belmont Garage and Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, Liz is built on a storied history of community service and enduring cultural impact. The aesthetic of the well-known Medical Center will be preserved and the door which welcomed patients for stigma-free and compassionate care will now become the point of entry for a cultural center celebrating the history and diversity of the LGBTQ community.
A NEW MODEL FOR MISSION-FOCUSED DEVELOPMENT
The unique partnership of Fivesquares Development and Whitman-Walker has created a new model for mission-focused development in which Whitman-Walker retains majority ownership of the project and remains a major tenant. Fivesquares Development’s mix of imaginative design, urban planning and creative financing directly helps Whitman-Walker to further its mission. It is a partnership that ensures that Liz is a celebration of history, future growth, and caring for community.