New website launched Wednesday, aims to attract visitors, residents, and businesses to South Boston's Waterfront
(Patrick D. Rosso/Boston.com/2012)
Those looking to visit South Boston’s Waterfront will have a new tool at their disposal after the launch Wednesday of the Waterfront’s new website www.bostonsnewwaterfront.com.
The site, unveiled at a press conference at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, brings together offerings in the area, including restaurants, to hotels, and places to live.
“Thousands of national and international visitors attend conferences at the BCEC each year,” said James E. Rooney, executive director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. “This site will be a wonderful tool to showcase all the Waterfront has to offer.”
Officials with the MCCA and BCEC were joined by local elected officials who hailed the site as the next step to making the Waterfront Boston’s next neighborhood.
“Remember a few years ago it was rail yards and people said it couldn’t happen,” said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “And looked what happened. This is a great place to be and there is no telling how far we can go.”
The Waterfront for the past decade has been going through major changes bringing in new businesses, condo buildings, and the Mayor’s latest priority, the Innovation District. Now with the new website, city officials hope to make the area that was once a hub for industry and parking lots into the city’s newest neighborhood.
“I think that finally the development we all hoped for is starting to emerge and become a part of South Boston we never could have imagined,” said District 2 City Councilor Bill Linehan.
The website is a collaboration between the MCAA, Massport, the Fallon Company, Friends of the Fort Point Channel, and the Boston Private Bank and Trust. A Smartphone App was also developed for those on the go looking for something to do from the Fort Point Channel to the Marine Industrial Park.