Michael Stevens Executive Director of Capitol Riverfront BID

Yeah, I’m not sure how to react to that number either. I mean 1,584 residents…Is that just super? Or is that terrible? The Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District says that this is the estimated population within their boundaries, as of their latest newsletter dated May 7, 2009.

On the one hand, the neighborhood’s being built from the ground up. On the other hand, that’s not a lot people to consider a base for drawing more businesses. The BID has had its triumphs (landing Artomatic, opening soon), and its disappointments (having Dogfish Head Alehouse lose interest in the neighborhood.)

It’s not exactly a hobby of mine to contemplate the neighborhood’s demographics. But, as you can see below, The Capitol Riverfront has about 2,000 existing/completed residential units.  The majority of the planned housing is just that: Planned, not currently under construction. Looks like the area’s going to be relatively quiet for a while longer.

Image by Joe Schlabotnik, Flickr Creative Commons