WC Smith Breaks Ground on Final Phase of Skyland Town Center

On June 20 WC Smith and our development partners, joined by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Councilmembers Kenyan McDuffie and Anita Bonds, broke ground on the final phase of Skyland Town Center.

This third phase will deliver 126 townhomes for sale, a 75-unit all-affordable property building for seniors, 10,000 square feet of retail, and a public square and plaza. 

“The promise of Skyland Town Center has been years in the making, and I am grateful for all the people and partners who have worked with us to deliver on that promise for Ward 7,” Bowser said. “Over the past decade, we’ve delivered housing, dining options, a grocery store, and more – and we’re not done yet. With this next phase, we look forward to bringing even more retail and housing, including affordable housing for our seniors, to Skyland Town Center.”

We also announced during the groundbreaking that two new restaurants, Savage Breakfast Club and Peri Peri Original, have signed leases to locate at Skyland. Darrell Gaston, a native Washingtonian and Ward 8 resident, is the entrepreneur behind Savage Breakfast Club. In 2022, Gaston opened his first restaurant, Kitchen Savages, located in Historic Anacostia.

Skyland Town Center is a decade-long, multifamily development that has created a new residential and retail community in Ward 7. Phase 1 included the 263-unit Crest, with 84,000 square feet of retail space. Phase 2 delivered a brand-new retail center, which included the District’s first Lidl grocery store and the city’s first drive-through Starbucks.  

Skyland also features several restaurants, two banks, a Trek bicycle store, CVS and Edenbridge health services.

Earlier this year, the Skyland Workforce Center relocated to the development. A project of Building Bridges Across the River that was founded by WC Smith and Rappaport, the Workforce Center offers job training and hiring services for DC residents. Since opening in 2014, it has placed more than 1,000 people in jobs.