Just outside his door, Patrick Tompkins’ Capitol Hill neighborhood off “East John” is rapidly changing. “There’s one woman who’s lived there for 26 years. There’s still two tenants hanging on, but they will be evicted. You can see the land use sign is up,” he said as he walked down the street.
The 1920s apartment complex just two doors down will soon make way for a brand new five-story unit. Following a trend that’s lined his historic street. “In the last couple of years, it’s really taken a turn. That threatens the diversity that makes this neighborhood so wonderful,” he said.
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