Here’s what’s coming to Skyland Town Center

Axios D.C.

After nearly a decade, the Skyland Town Center redevelopment near the Hillcrest Neighborhood has its final phase in sight.

Why it matters: The 18-acre project off of Good Hope Road and Alabama Ave. SE was slated for an upgrade in 2013 as part of neighborhood revitalization but saw extensive delays until 2018 when developers Rappaport and WC Smith began construction.

Flashback: The site was initially meant to be anchored by a Walmart, but the retail giant pulled out in 2016.

Yes, but: A Lidl that opened in the space last September was the first full-service grocery store in more than a decade to open east of the Anacostia River, DCist reported at the time.

What’s happening: The retail side of the development is about 85% leased and 62% occupied, says WC Smith chief operating officer Brad Fennell.

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