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NCRC began purchasing the Skyland properties in the winter of 2004 and concluded efforts in the winter of 2006.
Formal community input commenced in a town hall meeting sponsored by NCRC on Skyland held at Winston School.
Congress approved legislation authorizing the use of Eminent Domain.
The City Council approved the request for federal financing.
NCRC awarded development rights to The Rappaport Companies as a result of a competitive selection process. The Rappaport team was made up of Harrison and Malone, a for-profit development organization, and two community-based nonprofits—Marshall Heights Community Development Organization and The Washington East Foundation.
The development of a new shopping center was assigned to the National Capital Revitalization Corporation (NCRC).
The Hillcrest community decided that it wanted a new shopping center rather than a renovated one and made this known to city officials in the record at the Mayor’s 1st Summit. Leaders of Hillcrest and ANC 7B members worked together to advocate this position in meetings with city officials and in every public hearing related to Skyland until 2006.
The city hired the development planning firm Sorg and Sorg to study redevelopment potential.
Façade improvement funds were received and the Skyland Merchant Association was created.
The Hillcrest community created the Skyland Revitalization Task Force to work with city officials and merchants to seek improvements in the physical environment and product offerings.