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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

Neighbors: Crush O&G’s Stones

May 3rd, 2016 · 28 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Neighborhood opposition is building against O&G Industries relocating its rock crushing and asphalt operation to Howard Avenue in the West End. A Facebook page “No To O&G” has been launched.

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Ganim Sends Police Substation And Community Center Contract To City Council

April 29th, 2016 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, Law Enforcement, Library, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim has submitted a draft lease agreement to the City Council regarding a police substation and community center site located at Trumbull Gardens housing units, a flashpoint of the 2015 mayoral election following intense gun violence. The lease agreement will be referred to the Contracts Committee at Monday night’s council meeting. The Ganim administration has […]

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Fiscal Watchdog Questions East Side Development

April 25th, 2016 · 4 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee has been working overtime examining the proposed city budget and asking lots of questions at City Council public hearings. Monday night the Budget and Appropriations Committee considered a “Resolution Authorizing Capital Improvements and Allocation of Bond Proceeds for the Crescent Crossing Phase 1B” housing project on the East Side. […]

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Ganim Calls O&G Site Mount Trashmore II

April 23rd, 2016 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

In the early months of JG1, Joe Ganim, assisted by then-Governor Lowell Weicker, removed  a mountainous pile of illegal demolition debris in the East End that was a scourge on the neighborhood. It was called Mount Trashmore. On Friday Ganim was joined by city officials and neighborhood political leaders across the street from the hulking […]

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Artist & Craftsman Supply Store Opens In Arcade Building Downtown

April 22nd, 2016 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release: Artist & Craftsman Supply, an employee-owned chain of retail stores, has opened the doors of its 29th store in the Arcade Building Downtown. Nearly two years ago, the company opened a store in New Haven and felt the need to serve the community of Bridgeport as well. Artist & Craftsman Supply, based in Portland, ME, has […]

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Mercury Rises Over Suds Flap

April 21st, 2016 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: A City Council “informational session” on changing zoning rules controlling liquor sales threatened to turn into a rowdy bar brawl Wednesday night.

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A Pearl, A Pol And A University Partnership

April 20th, 2016 · 8 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Update, Video: The ninth floor of the University of Bridgeport’s duPont Tower Room greets visitors with an exquisite expanse of Long Island Sound, a visual gem in Connecticut’s most populous city, what university president Neil Salonen describes “the pearl of the Connecticut coastline” and the “safest college campus in the state.” Tuesday night Mayor Joe Ganim […]

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‘Eat, Shop, Get A New Phone,’ Officials Cut Ribbon For T-Mobile Store On Steel Point

April 15th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sandwiched by Starbucks and Chipotle, Mayor Joe Ganim and other city and state officials Friday morning cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the T-Mobile store at the Steel Point redevelopment area of the East Side.

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