Mayor Menino now refers to 1,000 acres on the the South Boston Waterfront as the city’s Innovation District, and he’s challenging businesses to heed the call.
Fan Pier is currently home to MassChallenge, a global start up competition offering $1M in prizes to the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Waterside Place, a proposed mixed use development, will include a public innovation space. The District’s Welcome Home Challenge invites businesses to compete for funding by promoting their business plan on a web-based forum.
Innovation, however, isn’t the only excitement across Fort Port Channel. Recent attractions include the Volvo Ocean Race and Cirque du Soleil. At Liberty Wharf next summer, you will be able to enjoy sliders and the Sox on mega screens at Jerry Remy’s second Sports Bar and Grill, or dine at Legal Sea Foods’ flagship restaurant.
The emphasis on innovation and life style is creating activity. That activity is attracting tenants. Technology companies, architecture firms, and advertising agencies are interested in the new dynamic that’s taking shape.
The future of the Waterfront is almost here. Hop on or you’ll be left on the beach!