DOWNTOWN/THE YARD DISTRICT
Excitement Surrounds a New Vision
Downtown has a long history of industry and commerce. It is home to the nation’s only shipyard that builds both nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines; two waterfront terminals for exporting coal and a state-owned port facility specializing in the transport of break-bulk and roll-on/roll-off products. Now, a new vision reimagines the district to include better connectivity to neighborhoods, improved transit options, reuse of historic buildings for housing and offices, a redefined gateway at Downtown’s main entrance at Washington Ave & 28th St. and an enhanced waterfront with a public pier and other amenities for workers and residents alike.