What the Helen of Troy is This?

“Dear PoP,

A colleague and I were just walking by 1769 (?) H Street NW and the windows had declarations proclaiming the space “your civic space” any idea what this space is and who its for? I did some googling and couldn’t find anything out.”

Hmm, I’ve now stopped by three times and it’s been closed everytime! I saw a pamphlet in the window for the newseum in the window so perhaps there is some affiliation? Or possibly some relation to the Wharton club? I’m counting on PoPville here – anyone what the story is with this space at the corner of 18th and H St, NW?