The WaPo recently published an article about how a 400 room hotel will be built on the small piece of land that the DC government owns at the Old Convention Center site. This puts to rest the mystery of whether or not a new DC Central Library would be built in the City Center development.
As you may know, the large parking lot at 10th & H St NW (that spans 10 acres) is slated to be developed into a huge mixed-use complex. Most parts of the development have already been designated as residential, commercial, or retail. However, the District owns a small piece of land at the site with an uncertain future. Our former Mayor pushed a plan to build a new DC Central Library on District-owned land, but that plan was rejected by the council. It is now slated to become a high-end hotel and will begin construction during phase 2 of the City Center development.
Here is some more PQLiving background on the DC Central Library debate: Future Of MLK Library Uncertain.
The site of the hotel will be the upper middle parcel on the graphic next to NY Avenue.