I saw on the Shaw Neighborhood Yahoo list ANC Kevin Chapple mentioned that the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) selected the Shaw 42 Developers as the developers for Parcel 42. This confused me because I thought some hotel group got the ANC vote and silly me thought last year's ANC's vote counted for something. If you forgot what all the proposals were, see East Shaw's blog.
The Parcel 42 saga has been going on for a while. My earliest mention was back in 2007 (6 years ago). There was another mention in 2009, and 2010, 2011, and 2012. Part of that was the protest camp that was there in 2010.
UPDATE- East Shaw has a post on this new turn.