Housing Complex

Capitol Riverfront Now Has 1,584 Residents

Yeah, I'm not sure how to react to that number either. I mean 1,584 residents...Is that just super? Or is that terrible? The Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District says that this is the estimated population within their boundaries, as of their latest newsletter dated May 7, 2009.

On the one hand, the neighborhood's being built from the ground up. On the other hand, that's not a lot people to consider a base for drawing more businesses. The BID has had its triumphs (landing Artomatic, opening soon), and its disappointments (having Dogfish Head Alehouse lose interest in the neighborhood.)

It's not exactly a hobby of mine to contemplate the neighborhood's demographics. But, as you can see below, The Capitol Riverfront has about 2,000 existing/completed residential units.  The majority of the planned housing is just that: Planned, not currently under construction. Looks like the area's going to be relatively quiet for a while longer.

Image by Joe Schlabotnik, Flickr Creative Commons

  • samantha

    This is old news. I think UrbanTurf reported on it two weeks ago.

  • vahoya

    That a lot of residents. Think about it; the stadium was only announced 4 years ago and most of these projects weren't even in planning stages at that time. It takes several years usually to assemble, acquire, plan/design/entitle and deliver a development usually. If you think about it within that context, it's pretty impressive.

    The MCI center was built in what, 1996? That area only really started to materialize into a vibrant commercial corridor in 2005 when all the shops on 7th street opened up and several condominium/Apartment buildings delivered (Clara Barton, The Layfayette, Gallery Place, etc.).

    Everyone needs to take a deep breath and get a dose of patience. Large master planned communities take a long time to develop and materialize - of course unless you live in Dubai or China - but then you can forget about property rights. This is going to take at least 10 years... It's been 4...

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