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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

Attendance Urged At Public Hearing On State’s Energy Strategy

August 16th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

A public hearing on Connecticut’s draft Comprehensive Energy Strategy will take tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30 in the Beacon Hall Events Center, Room 214, Housatonic Community College, 600 Lafayette Boulevard.

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Cheers! Made In Bridgeport–Asylum Distillery Raises Spirits, Grain To Bottle

August 11th, 2017 · 16 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

What does a retired General Electric chemical engineer do next? For Robert Schulten it’s creating the city’s first licensed distillery since Prohibition, from grain to bottle using corn grown in Connecticut. On Asylum Street, across from the East Side little league complex, Schulten and his team that includes wife Bridgett, who handles sales and events, […]

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Saffan Touts ‘Dream Come True’ For Amphitheater–Koplik: City To Become Music Center Of Fairfield County

August 10th, 2017 · 95 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Declaring it Bridgeport’s emergence as the center of music entertainment in Fairfield County, Connecticut’s top concert promoter Jim Koplik of Live Nation and SportsCenter of Connecticut, leader Howard Saffan joined Mayor Joe Ganim Thursday afternoon on McLevy Green Downtown to announce a partnership to transform the Ballpark at Harbor Yard into a $15 million weather-proof boutique amphitheater seating upwards of 8,000 for […]

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Does Planning & Zoning Have A Plan?

August 10th, 2017 · 7 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Kyle Langan, Democratic City Council candidate for the West Side 132nd District, raises questions about the role of the Planning & Zoning Commission regarding the Downtown theater project. On Monday July 31st there was supposed to be a regular meeting of the Planning and Zoning commission at 6:30 p.m. at Lyon Terrace–it never happened. The […]

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Put On A Pot Of Coffee, Reading Material–Land Development Agreement For Theater Restoration

August 8th, 2017 · 5 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

City Council members have more than 200 pages of withering material to review that encompass a Land Development Agreement with Manhattan-based Exact Capital Group and affiliates to transform the shuttered Poli and Majestic theaters and 200-room Savoy Hotel into a $400 million multi-purpose performing arts center involving high-rise residential towers on several Downtown parcels including […]

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Bluefish Baseball Benched For Music Amphitheater, Koplik: Great Artists For Bridgeport

August 8th, 2017 · 31 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team, after a 20-year run, has been benched for a music amphitheater whose promoters expect to produce 25 concerts in a six-month season opening in the spring of 2019 following a $15 million renovation of the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Monday that major concert promoter Live […]

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Downtown Theater Development Agreement Referred To Contracts Committee

August 8th, 2017 · 10 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The City Council Monday night approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the city and developer of the proposed $400 million transformation of two shuttered Downtown theaters paving the way for the legislative body to weigh a more detailed Land Development Agreement now in its hands. The LDA was referred to the Contracts Committee for action. […]

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Council To Consider Initial Approval Of Downtown Theater Redevelopment

August 5th, 2017 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

As a result of renovations to City Council chambers, Monday night’s meeting of the legislative body will take place in the auditorium of Geraldine Johnson School, 475 Lexington Avenue. The City Council is scheduled to act on a “Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Exact Capital Group, LLC regarding the Redevelopment of the Poli-Majestic Theatres and […]

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