On The Waterfront: A Business and Commerce Driver
The new generation design standard for urban waterfront communities shows a trend toward multi-phase developments.
In addition, urban waterfront also serves as a mighty tourist draw for a good many local and global tourists as witnessed by the annual growth of Chicago’s Navy Pier—as the companion feature story on Waterfronts in this issue well depicts.
From a business commerce and logistics standpoint, Baltimore’s Harbor Point waterfront is presently in the midst of construction for a new headquarters for energy producer Exelon—being done on a long passed-over brownfield site. Stamford, Connecticut’s Harbor Point is a redevelopment of the formerly industrial South End, with over 3,000 units already occupied, as well as a new grocery store and an elementary school and waterfront parks.
On the industrial and commercial side, the concept’s core idea is using the waterfront not as an amenity or tourist magnet but a logistics component to facilitate point to…Log In to Read Full Article