In 2002, a diverse coalition of Capitol Hill neighbors organized the Old Naval Hospital Foundation. With input from hundreds of Hill residents, the ONHF developed a comprehensive plan for the site's reuse as an educational center for children and adults and a gathering place for community residents. After a lengthy bidding and review process, the Hill Center plan was accepted by the city in August 2007. A major renovation of the site, including careful restoration of the building's exterior and monumental fence to their 19th century appearance, is now fully completed.
The Hill Center plan is the work of the Old Naval Hospital Foundation, a broad coalition of Capitol Hill neighbors committed to seeing this landmark property fully restored and kept in community use as a thriving arts, culture, and education center. We are governed by an all-volunteer board of directors. Diana Ingraham is the Executive Director of Hill Center and is responsible for hiring professional staff and managing Center operations.