The Washington Business Journal also had a small update on the mixed-use hotel project. Most of the content is behind the subscriber wall but below are two excerpts.
“We expect to meet or beat the convention center hotel’s opening day” in 2014, Donohoe said. “Let the friendly competition begin.”
Regarding temporary urbanism at the parking lot:
On weekends, the parking lot will become an international market set up by Chef Kenac Productions LLC, which operated an open-air market at the old D.C. Convention Center site in September. The market will likely open to the public every Sunday throughout December and reopen in March.
Please visit our posting on the project from last December for more details on what is proposed for the site.