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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

Development Proposals For Downtown’s Twin Jewels

December 3rd, 2016 · 18 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Shuttered for more than 40 years, solicitations for development proposals will go out soon for the twin gems Downtown, the Poli Palace and Majestic theaters, according to Economic Development Director Tom Gill who recalls lack of interest to revive them during his first helm of the job. He says Downtown North redevelopment projects have spurred interest.

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Sacred Heart University Grows Bigger And Bigger On Bridgeport Line

November 21st, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Deep-pocketed Sacred Heart University announced on Monday it has purchased the nearby 66-acre Fairfied property of General Electric, now headquartered in Boston, for $31.5 million “But with Sacred Heart’s acquisition, the property will no longer be subject to the same property tax payments, due to the university’s nonprofit status–a fact that concerns Fairfield First Selectman […]

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Summit Place? City Council To Act On Paper Street

November 19th, 2016 · 11 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A largely quiet City Council agenda, see here, for Monday night includes a communication from the Office of Planning and Economic Development for a professional services agreement with Freeman Companies covering design and engineering for the $500,000 state-funded Black Rock streetscape project to improve Fairfield Avenue. It will be referred to the Contracts Committee.

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Discussions Take Off For Possible State Purchase Of Sikorsky Airport

November 17th, 2016 · 26 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The city-owned Sikorsky Memorial Airport is an enigma, never living up to its original promise as an economic driver for the region. It functions at an annual operating loss of about $500,000, according to city officials. The city has been handcuffed through the decades because any expansion must be approved by land use regulations in the […]

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Credit Agency Affirms Bridgeport Bonds, Outlook ‘Stable’

November 15th, 2016 · 10 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The credit rating agency Fitch on Tuesday affirmed an ‘A’ rating on a variety of municipal bonds with an outlook revised to stable from negative.

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Cheers! Business Community And Beer Salute Mickey Herbert At Brewport

November 15th, 2016 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Nearly 200 business community members Monday night filled the Brewport Brewing Company, a former newspaper distribution center in the South End, to greet the new president and CEO of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council Mickey Herbert, one of the founders of the Bridgeport Bluefish, who replaced Paul Timpanelli following a nearly 30-year run. If you […]

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$2.6 Million For Klein Improvements

November 15th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from state legislative delegation: Representatives Ezequiel Santiago (D-130th), Andre Baker (D-124th), Charlie Stallworth (D-126th), Jack Hennessy (D-127th), Christopher Rosario (D-128th) and Steve Stafstrom (D-129th) are pleased to announce approval by the State Bond Commission of funding for improvements to the Klein Memorial Auditorium facility in Bridgeport.

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Mayor, Developers Launch West End Project

November 4th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim today joined New York-based developer Gary Flocco of Corvus Capital, LLC to highlight a major urban renewal project slated to begin construction within weeks in Bridgeport’s West End. The Cherry Street Lofts project, once complete, will constitute a $120 Million development that will transform the former […]

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