At the moment, developer Lakritz Adler is the only known bidder for a Metro-owned stretch of Florida Avenue N.W. between 7th and 9th Streets. Their proposal includes a 180,000 square foot hotel and conference center for Howard University, plus a 100,000 square foot office and retail building and a “prominent freestanding restaurant.” Development in that stretch would be welcome, but it’s hard to get excited about the renderings on Lakritz Adler’s website: