April 2002
Durham County raises hotel occupancy tax by 1 percent to help pay for a performing arts center.

August 2004
Clear Channel Entertainment withdraws from negotiations over a proposed 4,000-seat theater, later reduced to 2,800.

November 2005
Durham City Council approves contract with Sports & Properties, Inc. to secure DPAC naming rights.

June 2006
Durham City Council approves 10-year operating agreement with Nederlander Producing Company of America and Professional Facilities Management.

September 2006
Durham City Council awards no-bid “construction manager at risk” contract to Skanska USA Building.

December 2006
Groundbreaking ceremony

March 2007
Mark Greenspan, a proponent of CMAR contracts, leaves City of Durham to work for Skanska.
Operating agreement with PFM/Nederlander reduced from 10 to five years.

September 2007
Initial deadline for oversight committee applications; three applications received.

October 2007
Oversight committee deadline extended; no additional applications. Topping-out ceremony.

November 2008
DPAC opening scheduled.