Kevin Chapple has had, as usual, excellent coverage of the proposals for Parcel 42's development (check out all of the proposals here). He recently endorsed and uploaded additional renderings of this proposal by Banneker Ventures, LLC and Community Preservation and Development Corporation (DPDC), which is, by far, my favorite proposal aesthetically. Commissioner Chapple also gives a run down of a lot of the other benefits of this proposal's design and specifics, which I'd never considered but with which I agree.
On a related note, Commissioners Chapple and Padro have recently raised questions about ONE DC's endorsement of a different proposal (read the story here) and have commenced a dialogue with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor about the same. ONE DC has apparently mounted a campaign to advance their endorsement with the Mayor and Deputy Mayor (check out ONE DC's campaign here). It seems ONE DC's endorsement is motivated largely by a financial advantage ONE DC will gain from its endorsed proposal rather than the best interests of all involved and an objective judging of all proposals.