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Skyland Groundbreaking March 12, but Wal-Mart Deal Not Done

D.C. officials and a team of private developers will break ground on the Skyland Town Center March 12, 14 years after the District first authorized redevelopment of the dilapidated Southeast shopping center. Read more in the Washington Business Journal.

Skyland Town Center Developers Modify Designs Ahead of Next Hearing

The developers of the Wal-Mart-anchored Skyland Town Center have modified their designs a bit to mollify the D.C. Zoning Commission ahead of a final vote. Read more at the Washington Business Journal.

As Wal-Mart Threatens to Walk, What’s Next for a Dying Shopping Center?

The Skyland Shopping Center in Southeast Washington is almost dead. Shops are shuttered and windows broken. Pigeons peck at torn awnings, and someone dragged in a mattress to crash on the floor of the closed post office. Read more at [...]

D.C. Council Approves ‘Living Wage’ Bill Over Wal-Mart Ultimatum

D.C. lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a bill requiring some large retailers to pay their employees a 50 percent premium over the city’s minimum wage, a day after Wal-Mart warned that the law would jeopardize its plans in the [...]

All Eyes Turn to Mayor as D.C. Council Adopts Living Wage Bill

The D.C. Council adopted on Wednesday a bill that will require D.C.’s largest retailers to pay a minimum wage of $12.50 an hour, setting up a possible veto by Mayor Vincent Gray or, perhaps, the exodus of Wal-Mart from D.C. [...]

D.C. Council, Don’t Drive Away Retail

In today’s hyper-competitive business environment, Washington’s elected officials, business community and, most importantly, our fellow residents must understand that the District’s challenge to lower unemployment and attract quality retail is not taking place in a bubble. Read more at the [...]

First Phase of Skyland Town Center to Open by 2016

On January 3, community members packed Francis Gregory Neighborhood Library for an update on the long-awaited Skyland Town Center. Although the demolition process began during the fall, it was only after years of litigation and push-back from business owners and [...]

Exclusive Rights Agreement executed, giving authority to the SDT to develop Skyland.

Development oversight turned over to the SDT.

NCRC conducted a number of technical studies, including: existing conditions and retail market analysis, appraisal of entire shopping center, Phase I and NEPA Environmental Site Analysis, appraisals of individual properties, and economic and fiscal impact evaluation.