So yesterday I went and paid the deposit for an apartment downtown. perhaps not the best part of downtown, but it doesn't seem to be the worst either, so I guess it'll do. I expect I'll be moving next month (it's not quite ready yet for me to move in) and should be entirely moved by May. For the curious, it's near 13th and G.
I've been wanting to live downtown for roughly two decades now, it's good to finally be doing it.