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View Poll Results: Who will have the better waterfront in 2020, D.C. Metro Area or Baltimore Metro Area?
Washington D.C. 49 32.45%
Baltimore 102 67.55%
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:01 PM
 
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Who's waterfront will be number one in 2020?


Baltimore has an amazing waterfront and is King of Waterfront's in the metro area. However, D.C. is building multiple waterfront projects and will connect them with National Harbor and Alexandria's planned waterfront upgrade by water taxi transit. Who will have the best Metro area waterfront in 2020?

SW Waterfront



Poplar Point


Yards Riverfront


Capital Riverfront


Buzzard Point

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Old 12-27-2010, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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You didn't post any pictures for Baltimore at all for others to get a visual of their plans and existing waterfront to compare the two.

But ZOMGGGGGGG, Washington DC is going for the kill with these plans. I vote for Washington DC, just because it looks freakin baller to the nth power.
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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All 5 of D.C.'s waterfront and riverfront developments will connect to National Harbor, Georgetown, and Alexandria by Water taxi for easy fast transit:

National Harbor (Existing)

http://www.washingtonian.com/page_dbimages/14168/National%20Harbor.jpg (broken link)

Alexandria Waterfront Plans


Georgetown (Washington Harbor)



Current Water Taxi Routes (This map will double by 2020)

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Old 12-27-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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Bmore's waterfront is much better than DC's right now. If they build all of that stuff, DC will be a beast. But Bmore will still have more charm because of the longevity and historic nature of it.
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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National Harbor is a joke. Connecting to there is meaningless, imo. There's nothing there but a few overpriced restaurants.

It would be really neat to be able to get to the nationals stadium from alexandria by water taxi instead of metroing in/out of the city. It's going to take a lot to really revitalize that area though.

Baltimore definitely has the head start. DC, for all its waterfront property, isn't really capitalizing on it. Even in Alexandria, the action isn't on the water, it's a mile or so up the street from it.
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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Yeah, DC has miles and miles of waterfront on the Potomac and Anacostia that they should have developed years ago. I must admit that I do like all of the plans though. DC will be something to see in about 10 years with all the light rail, H street, NOMA, and Navy Yard development coming online. The recession has set the city back but plans are moving forward.
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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Baltimore Inner Harbor





Inner Harbor East


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Old 12-27-2010, 03:38 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Baltimore also has Harbor east, and the westport water being built as we speak. And its all in the city limits.
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:42 PM
 
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Westport Waterfront Green Urban Waterfront Baltimore Maryland Middle Branch of the Patapsco River A 2009 Turner Development Sustainable Project

Im posting this from my cellphone so i dont know how the link turned out.
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Old 12-27-2010, 04:41 PM
 
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Baltimore also has Harbor east, and the westport water being built as we speak. And its all in the city limits.
I posted pics on Inner Harbor East. Westport looks great. It will be interesting to see how the three Baltimore Waterfront area's in the Baltimore Metro Area stack up to the 8 D.C. waterfront areas.
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