Thanks to Boris and Becca for letting us know that the entire western portion (west of the Art Walk walkway) of the old convention center site is fenced off and has a construction trailer inside of the fence. (The trailer is at the corner of 11th and H St NW) Check out the pic!
- In Mayor Fenty’s 100 Days…..and Beyond: 2007 Action Plan for the District, there is an entry under the “Economic Development and Affordable Housing” section for a “Groundbreaking at old Convention Center site” to take place within 4 months of him taking office. Maybe Hines is getting started soon. And, only one-half of the master plan was approved to proceed by Williams just before he left office. This is the half below Eye Street.
Otavio_dc is referring to page 25: Sign land lease with developer and approve design for old Convention Center site in Ward 2 (100 days)
While we still haven’t been able to confirm that this fence & trailer are related to the site redevelopment, we don’t know of any special events coming to the site that would require any kind of construction (like Cirque du soleil’s huge tents).
For more info on the old convention center site, check out the master plan and drawings.