Wednesday, April 11, 2018

DC’s The Wharf: Bikeways, water taxis, and woonerfs!


I had a chance recently to visit Washington DC’s new “The Wharf” mixed use urban development on the city’s southwest waterfront – and was duly impressed!  The designers have done a fine job of putting together a package of residences, shops, bars, restaurants, hotels, and entertainment venues that work well together and fit the unusual (for DC) waterfront location.  Almost the entire development is new, but they have kept the funky old fish market.  The target demographic for the development is not too hard to figure out.  “Portugal. The Man” was playing when I visited (note my careful use of punctuation).
Fuller reviews of the development can be found at Greater Greater Washington (here) and CityLab (here).  The Wharf development’s own website is here.
Transportation access and circulation is appropriately multimodal and hip and urban.  Note below the bikeway, water taxi, and woonerf!  (If you don’t know the latter term, Google it and impress your friends.)
Looking forward to watching The Wharf develop!
Metro:  Waterfront