My day by day commute contains driving by the collection of full or nearly-complete buildings subsequent to the Marina in Dbayeh. Like most, I simply thought it’s one other residential complicated. Not too long ago although, I received a tour across the total Waterfront metropolis, and discovered that there’s much more than residential buildings on the new child metropolis; Waterfront metropolis additionally presents all kinds of services which can be certain to open and fulfill all age teams and preferences, notably retail, hospitality, leisure and leisure experiences. The first goal of the challenge is to develop the nation’s latest city metropolis and pioneering the final word residing, leisure and enterprise life-style.
The factor that I seen first and instantly appreciated, is how pedestrian-friendly the Waterfront metropolis is. The sidewalks are as large because the two-lane streets that join the WFC. There’s loads of walkways, and in addition bike lanes, recreation areas, swatches of landscaping and a complete of 16,000 sq. meters of inexperienced areas divided into three Parks.
Many of the issues you will want are additionally inside strolling distance, whether or not it’s eating places within the pedestrian F&B strip, procuring locations inside the 30 line retailers providing the very best retail and concrete expertise, a well being membership and fitness center, and Lebanon’s first grade A enterprise park at the moment being accomplished. The landmark mixed-used locations will quickly be accomplished to create a contemporary surroundings and a downtown for Mount Lebanon.
Because of this theoretically, you possibly can get up, have a fast swim, perhaps jog across the promenade, seize breakfast, go to your organization’s workplaces throughout the road, have lunch, go dwelling, hit the fitness center then do some grocery procuring and have a drink, all inside the Waterfront metropolis without having to drive, get caught in visitors and fear about parking. Waterfront metropolis’s belongings are complemented with environment that assist create a way of place and belonging, and encourage social interplay.
I’m excited to see what eating places and retailers are set to open on the Waterfront metropolis quickly. It’ll be fascinating to see the way it performs out when greater than 600 households transfer in by mid-2018, into this self-contained, model new metropolis that may develop into the “new rising downtown” of Metn. Keep tuned for extra updates as extra of the Waterfront Metropolis will get accomplished!