The first of these neighbourhoods, in the north-east of the Park, is called Chobham Manor. New districts of course take decades to develop, but at this five year milestone passes, it certainly seems like things are on the right track.
In every sport, there are excuses. The aquatics centre — where design has trumped function and finding a legacy operator could prove a struggle - could yet show what happens when it goes wrong.
It follows on from Londonwhich was not just an amazing sporting event, but also a great opportunity to secure a lasting economic and sporting legacy for the whole UK.
Now, we understand, the 1m to be delivered through Sport England is to go too. Inthe multi-purpose venue, which can also host concerts and exhibitions, will become the permanent home of English Premier League club West Ham United in Whether the site achieves its aim of becoming a vibrant new district for London will depend on the future development and its new housing neighbourhoods.
And all agree that not enough has been done to raise the profile of coaching as a profession, whether at community or elite level. To this observer, the physical legacy rising out of the earth in Stratford can't help but impress — in bricks and mortar terms at least.
Labour are wrong when they criticise the coalition for scrapping their targets — given that they were probably the wrong targets introduced for the wrong reasons — but they're on safer ground when they hit out at the effect of local authority cuts on sporting facilities and schemes to fill to them.
I look forward to the next 12 months of this legacy journey. The Games generated a huge interest in sport across the country and many initiatives have been put in place to capitalise on the enthusiasm and encourage people to get involved.
The culture, media, sports and Olympics minister, Jeremy Hunt, told the Guardian this week that he believed that local authorities understood the power of sport and were committed to keeping facilities open.