Who says city employees are broke? On the City Council agenda for tonight’s meeting at 7 is a “Proposed ATM Service Agreement with Webster Bank, National Association for two (2) ATM Machines on the Premises of 999 Broad Street and 45 Lyon Terrace, referred to Contracts Committee.” Could it be after all these years City [...]
Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'
May 20th, 2013 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events
May 17th, 2013 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning
Articles published recently have claimed Bridgeport is the highest taxed, or one of the highest taxed, cities in the country, disputed by Mayor Bill Finch. Now a Wall Street Journal MarketWatch report says Bridgeport Metro (that also includes Fairfield County’s gold coast) is among the Top Business Growth Cities here examining metro areas in 2012. The full list [...]
Tags: Bill Finch
May 16th, 2013 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
OIB rewind with commentary update from Ayala and Clemons: The national economy is bleeding. The state economy is bleeding. Municipal budgets are bleeding. State revenues are not meeting projections. It’s time to approach Connecticut’s two tribal gaming interests, make them partners, and reopen the compact that provides the state 25 percent of the slot take.
May 14th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
On Monday Governor Dan Malloy announced roughly $2 million in grants in support of city development projects. News release from Mayor Bill Finch: Bridgeport has been awarded more than $2 million in grants by Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Commissioner Catherine Smith for the cleanup of brownfield sites [...]
May 13th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning
Governor Dan Malloy today announced grant funding for several city development projects. Description from the governor’s office: Bridgeport will receive a $1,014,821 grant for site assessment, remediation, and redevelopment work at the Security, EE Wheeler, and EW Harral buildings–three historic properties in the downtown village district on Main Street. Redevelopment plans call for restoring about [...]
May 11th, 2013 · 14 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
From Mayor Bill Finch: On Monday Mayor Bill Finch, together with Christoph family, principals in Bridgeport Landing Development, and local, state and federal dignitaries will break ground on the Transportation Investment Generation Economic Recovery (TIGER II) work on the Steel Point peninsula. The $11 million TIGER grant, the largest grant ever awarded to the city, [...]
May 11th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Lots of brain power at the University of Bridgeport that Downtown developer Phil Kuchma is integrating into renewal. From Rob Varnon, CT Post: Phil Kuchma was looking for an edge over the competition to attract young professionals to his newest apartment, so he turned to the University of Bridgeport.