Over the past 8 years, we have mobilized a constituency of in-town Atlanta residents committed to the betterment of our city and its neighborhoods. Community clean ups, supplemental security patrols, support for small businesses and neighborhood association quarterly briefings have made us stronger and bring us closer together. We have made great strides on the community-driven Old Fourth Ward and Poncey-Highland Master Plans, and we established the Castleberry Hill Historic District and the South Central Business District.
We have fostered billions of dollars in investment in Midtown, Downtown and the Old Fourth Ward despite a national recession. Evidence includes the sale of City Hall East to Jamestown Properties who are developing the landmark as Ponce City Market and the development of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. We have brought about the creation of the Atlanta Streetcar, the sterling Historic Fourth Ward Park and the Beltline Eastside Trail.
We have unleashed the creativity of our residents, supported community-driven initiatives and fostered small business development. The Wheat Street Urban Farm, Atlanta Streets Alive, the Year of Boulevard, Art on the BeltLine and Food Truck legislation are testaments to our creativity. New patrols for Poncey-Highland, Old Fourth Ward and the Auburn-Edgewood Corridor make us safer. The Old Fourth Ward Tour of Homes, food truck legislation, and Scavenger Hunts in Downtown, Midtown and the Old Fourth Ward are also testaments to our commitments to better neighborhoods.
We have been good stewards and remained true to the issues that matter to Intown Atlantans. I take great pride in the fiscal and social responsibility demonstrated through my work and votes related to pension reform, the new Downtown stadium and legislation related to the cancellation of the PARKAtlanta contract. We have also leveraged local contributions to gain federal and state funds for local projects in partnership with the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District and the Midtown Improvement District.
Our accomplishments and a call to serve sustain and motivate me. Our willingness to experiment and innovate has accomplished much in a short time frame. Together, we can build on our momentum, confidently tackling tasks that remain for our city and our neighborhoods.