The Seaport District, also known as the South Boston Waterfront, has undergone a series of transformations over the past 150 years. It was originally a shipping area for maritime trade. The area supplied raw materials for local textile factories before it became a vacant area, full of warehouses and parking lots in the mid 1990’s. The Seaport District is now a hotspot for urban construction and touts a lively nightlife scene. Over the next ten years, expect to see a large amount of new construction, all part of the “Seaport Square” master plan set to transform 23 acres of land into a vibrant 24/7 neighborhood.