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City Poised To Take Scarred Buildings For Development

November 24th, 2015 · 9 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Hugh Bailey, CT Post: Bridgeport is poised to take possession of the former Remington Arms factory, including the iconic shot tower, on Barnum Avenue after reaching a settlement on a longstanding bankruptcy proceeding. The century-old buildings on the site are adjacent to the property planned for the city’s second train station, and are considered […]

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OIB Poll: Rate Bass Pro Shops As A Development Achievement

November 19th, 2015 · 17 Comments · Development and Zoning

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Reel Fun, Traffic Jam Hooked On East Side, Bridgeport Bass Pro Shops Opens To Thousands

November 19th, 2015 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Thousands of enthusiastic customers Wednesday night flooded the opening of Bass Pro Shops, the anchor tenant to the Steel Point redevelopment area of the East Side more than 30 years in the making, outgoing Mayor Bill Finch’s economic development legacy. Bass Pro is an incredible 150,000-square-foot indoor experience for its “Outdoor World” featuring fishing, boating, […]

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Bass, Boats, Bowling, Even Baseball On Tap For Grand Opening Wednesday Night

November 15th, 2015 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mega outdoor retailer Bass Pro Shops will officially open its doors to the public 6:30 p.m. Wednesday following a ribbon cutting that will include a night of celebrities, autographs and the introduction of the anchor tenant to the Steel Point revitalization area on the East Side, outgoing Mayor Bill Finch’s development legacy.

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Environmental Activists Rally Residents To Retire Coal Plant

November 15th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Community activists on Saturday rallied support in the South End to urge utility giant PSEG to transition the coal-fired power plant that they argue contributes to high asthma rates in the city and large amounts of coal dust in the neighborhood and surrounding areas.

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Courting A Development Chief

November 13th, 2015 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Bridgeport business community didn’t exactly bust open wallets to finance Joe Ganim’s election, most of the campaign loot went to outgoing Mayor Bill Finch and Ganim’s chief general election opponent Mary-Jane Foster, but now business leaders want to help Ganim identify a replacement assuming current development chief David Kooris is shown the door.

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Ganim Builds City Unity, Hennessy: More Contact With Ganim In One Week Than Finch In Eight Years

November 10th, 2015 · 24 Comments · City Budget, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Mayor-elect Joe Ganim says it’s no longer us versus them, a point he made Monday in a series of meetings with Congressman Jim Himes, members of the city’s state legislative delegation and some members of the City Council focused on working together. In the coming days, according to a news release issued by Ganim, he […]

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Federal Officials, Finch Praise $10 Million Grant For Second Train Station

November 10th, 2015 · 16 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

U.S. Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Sarah Feinberg joined Mayor Bill Finch and congressional representatives on Monday to celebrate the awarding of a $10 million grant to plan a new rail station on the city’s East Side serving both Metro-North and Amtrak trains. Mayor-elect Joe Ganim who attended the announcement says he supports the project. For […]

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