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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

Bijou Theatre Plans To Shut Doors–”We Are All Devastated”

July 30th, 2016 · 20 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport’s Downtown gem, the Bijou Theatre, a key component of a mixed-use redevelopment on Fairfield Avenue, will close its doors in a week, according to Christine Brown, who managed operations there for five years. A disappointed Brown says try as she may, rental and utility costs could not make the entertainment venue sustainable.

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Bank To Open Branch Downtown

July 30th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From the CT Post The revitalization of downtown Bridgeport received a significant boost Friday with word that Darien Rowayton Bank has signed a six-year lease at 855 Main St., across from the headquarters of People’s United Bank.

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Ganim Hopes Gill Breathes New Life Into Economic Development

July 19th, 2016 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

For Tom Gill, it’s déjà vu all over again. Needing consistency in a key revenue-generating department, Mayor Joe Ganim on Monday brought back Gill to once again lead the Office of Planning and Economic Development, a position Gill had for about six years during the tenure of Democratic Mayor John Mandanici, 1975-81. Gill returns to the role in […]

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Solar Power In South End Energizes City

July 18th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from Emera Energy: Bridgeport Energy is pleased to announce its newly installed 248 kW roof top solar array is now operational and producing renewable energy in Bridgeport.

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Byers Remorse At Housing Authority?

July 17th, 2016 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Bridgeport Housing Authority will have four executive directors in about four years with the announced departure of George Byers following a dispute with Mayor Joe Ganim who appoints the commissioners. The authority that recast itself Park City Communities has a $51 million budget serving the housing needs of 12,000 residents.

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State Funds To Help Resurrect Storm-Damaged Barnum Museum

July 16th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Damaged by a tornado, the Barnum Museum’s restoration effort was boosted a few days ago by a $500,000 grant approved by the State Bond Commission for architectural work in support of the museum’s dome stabilization and the comprehensive restoration of the entire national landmark structure.

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City Sells Land For Next Phase Of Steelpointe Harbor Development

July 13th, 2016 · 21 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim today announced that the City of Bridgeport has sold the remaining two pieces of land at Steelpointe Harbor for $2,086,600 to the Bridgeport Landing Development (BLD). The deal was closed on July 1, 2016 giving BLD approval to begin construction on a Cinépolis luxury movie theatre, […]

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City Grades A+ In Technology And Security, New Business For West Side

July 12th, 2016 · 12 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

It’s not every day the city scores an A+. On Fairfield Avenue, a few blocks from the Klein Memorial Auditorium, Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday was joined by city and state officials for the grand opening of security provider A+ Technology and Security Solutions‘ expansion from Long Island to its first physical presence in Connecticut in […]

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