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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

‘It’s Funded, Shovel-Ready,’ Pitching Bridgeport As An MGM Star, Waterfront Casino Proposed

September 18th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, Uncategorized

Declaring MGM Bridgeport can be “a major economic force, a top-tier entertainment resort, and an essential contributor to this community,” MGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Murren, a Bridgeport native, on Monday shared details of a $675 million waterfront resort for the East End creating thousands of construction and permanent jobs, a guarantee $8 […]

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City Council Approves Downtown Theater Development Plan

September 18th, 2017 · No Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Uncategorized

The City Council Monday night in a 13-4 vote signed off on New York-based Exact Capital’s $410 million proposal to resurrect two nostalgic Downtown theaters and former Savoy Hotel in addition to constructing more than 800 housing units along adjacent streets. The vote came without a Project Labor Agreement that had been encouraged during a […]

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MGM Raises Stakes With Plan To Build Bridgeport Casino

September 18th, 2017 · 19 Comments · Development and Zoning

With the promise of 2,000 permanent jobs matched by 2,000 slot machines,  MGM officials this morning including Bridgeport-born CEO Jim Murren will unveil plans for a $675 million waterfront resort on Seaview Avenue including 300-room hotel,  900-foot boardwalk, 30,000 square feet of retail space and 160 table games. In a city in dire need of […]

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Bluefish Reel In Final Season

September 17th, 2017 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Sometimes fans don’t know how to say hello until it’s time to say goodbye. Just about everything has a shelf life and after 20 years the Bridgeport Bluefish on Sunday played their last game at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard, the first three years an average attendance of roughly 4,500 per game, but in recent […]

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Theater Development Project On City Council Agenda

September 15th, 2017 · 19 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Following approval by the Contracts Committee and then a public hearing the full City Council Monday night at Geraldine Johnson School will take up New York-based Exact Capitol’s $410 million proposal to resurrect two shuttered Downtown theaters as well as building more than 800 housing units occupying nearby streets including two residential towers to become the […]

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East Washington Avenue Bridge Repair And Closure On Thursday

September 11th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From the mayor’s office: The City of Bridgeport is alerting residents of repairs to the East Washington Avenue Bridge over Bridgeport Harbor that will temporarily close The East Washington Bridge on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The purpose of this project is to help accomplish mechanical and electrical repairs due to storm and salt water damage. […]

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Dear Mr. Bezos, Bridgeport For Amazon HQ2

September 10th, 2017 · 28 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

You hear about the MarketWatch chatter that Bridgeport is a fit for Amazon’s second HQ? Democratic candidate for City Council in the Black Rock/West End 130th District Rowan Kane, in a letter to company CEO Jeff Bezos, declares, “Our diversity of heritage and experience and thought is not just unique, it is the foundation of […]

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New Housing Units, Beer Hall, Comedy Club Coming Soon To Downtown

September 6th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

More than 30 units of housing, many overlooking McLevy Green, a German-style beer hall and comedy club will anchor the McLevy Square development Downtown. City and State officials participated in a ribbon cutting on Wednesday.

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