Yesterday the news broke that the city awarded the 5th and Eye RFP was awarded to the team led by Donohoe Development. Si Kailian (MVSNA) was the first I saw to relay the news from the press conference to the DC blog-o-sphere. Our blog was the first to have a detailed posting.
Throughout the day press releases, news articles and blog postings sprouted up. Here are all the ones I found.
- Mayor’s press release: Fenty Announces Luxury Hotel, Jazz Club for Downtown Site
- MVTCID press release: 5th And Eye Announced In Mount Vernon Triangle
- MVTCID project page
- WBJ: Donohoe Development to build hotel in Mount Vernon Triangle
- Donohoe’s 5th & I blog: Coming Soon!
- DCMud blog: Developer Chosen for 5th & I
- DC Metrocentric blog: Fenty Announces New Eye Street Hotel and Jazz Club
- MVSNA blog: 5th & I Announcement – more beef
- PQLiving blog: 5th and Eye Developer Donohoe Selection Roundup
Links to named hotel/retail partners:
UPDATE (9/22/08 11:00am): Photo contributed by our reader Terry C.