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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

‘Front Yard Seaside Park, Back Yard Long Island Sound’ Officials Announce Remediation Plans For Old Factory

August 28th, 2014 · 37 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Standing in the east end of Seaside Park, sandwiched by the campus of the University of Bridgeport and a vacant industrial building, Governor Dan Malloy and Mayor Bill Finch on Wednesday joined state and city officials to announce a $2 million loan to remediate a 12-acre parcel including the old Remington Shaver site in the […]

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Bass Pro Construction Expected To Begin Within 30 Days

August 23rd, 2014 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Building permits have been filed to start construction of Bass Pro Shops as the anchoring tenant on the Steel Point redevelopment area first proposed 30 years ago to revitalize the East Side. Officials say construction will begin within 30 days.

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Officials Celebrate Opening Of Landmark Apartments Downtown

August 22nd, 2014 · 37 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch and other officials cut the ribbon on Thursday to celebrate the grand opening of Landmark, 30 new apartments Downtown inside the site of the renovated former Mechanics & Farmers building that will also be home of the design firm Fletcher Thompson that is relocating back to the city after moving to Shelton […]

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Ribbon-cutting For Downtown Landmark

August 20th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Mayor Bill Finch will join developers Forstone Capital to celebrate the grand opening of the latest addition to Bridgeport’s growing downtown–Landmark, 30 new apartments located inside the site of the former Mechanics & Farmers Bank building.

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Musto Busto, Ayalas In Opposite Directions, Moses And The Undertaker

August 14th, 2014 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events, State Politics

For opponents of Mayor Bill Finch, it’s tempting to declare Anthony Musto’s city voter shellacking by Marilyn Moore was a referendum on the mayor. It’s not. It was a referendum on Anthony Musto from an opponent and a coalition force of many that drew a contrast on his job performance and disengagement from voter concerns.

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Himes, Blumenthal, Finch Announce Brownfield Money For East Side

August 14th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Congressman Jim Himes: Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn), and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch joined EPA Deputy Regional Administrator Deb Szaro this morning to visit the former site of the Progressive Plating Technologies facility in Bridgeport and announce two grants awarded through the EPA Brownfields Program. The City of Bridgeport was awarded […]

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Fardy: City Council Concession Demands Robbery Without A Gun

August 8th, 2014 · 27 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy claims in a commentary the City Council vote a year ago seeking union concessions was done under false pretenses. I read where the city administration has not received the givebacks they sought from many of the unions. The city sold the unions a bill of goods the givebacks were necessary […]

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