What is the Wharf District of Boston? Is it its own neighborhood, one that will remain as an after thought to Downtown and the Financial District, or something else? Here are some results from a public online poll:
- 12.8% insist that the Wharf District is already a neighborhood
- 59% feel the Financial District and Downtown is what the Wharf District is apart of
- 28.2% voted that the Wharf District is currently not defined as a neighborhood but encourage the continuous efforts for it to eventually become one
The Innovation District, (as we mentioned in several previous blog posts) as well as the Boston Waterfront are also attempting the very thing the Wharf District is. Moreover, this movement is simply to establish a place full of communal spaces, shops, stores, restaurants, increased availability of jobs and other factors that will undoubtedly make these places forever known as a neighborhood of their own.
Half of the battle is altering public opinion on the matter. The Wharf District Council is a team of individuals striving to improve this very thing. An area known as Broad Street will be the primary location for a pedestrian friendly walk complete with a long row of new restaurants. In addition, some projects in the works are the Rowes Wharf and Harbor Towers, which will consist of first-class condominiums and a new vibrant business and restaurant scene.
Without a doubt, any improvements to an area, be it for business, leisure, or residential purposes should be heavily supported. We can only look forward to everything the future Wharf District has to offer.
More Information: Curbed.com