For anyone not keeping track, here's a rundown of some of the major reported timelines regarding the ever-changing face of lower 9th Street:
+ New Convention Center Hotel (discussed here) – Construction begins 2009, delivery in 2011
+ Corduroy Restaurant (discussed here)- Construction underway; opens February 2008
+ Flats at Blagden Alley (discussed here)– Construction begins Fall 2007; delivery in 2009
+ The Exchange (discussed here)– Construction underway, delivery in spring 2008
+ O Street Market (discussed here) – Construction begins 2008, completed by 2011
+ Carter Woodson Historic Site (discussed here) – delivery “by” 2016
There are several other developments and openings in various stages of the pipeline along this corridor--such as 1124 9th (being redeveloped as a ground floor retail condo with several residential condos above), Nima's restaurant (in the 1200 block, construction underway), and the building next to Nima's that's nearing completion on a major renovation into commercial spce--for which I have no information re: delivery dates but that are pushing forward. Accordingly, this stretch is set to see a dramatic transformation in the next 5 year period.