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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

Stafstrom To Host Forum On Land Value Taxation

May 27th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The revaluation of city property is scheduled to kick in next year following a two-year delay approved by the state legislature and Governor Dan Malloy. One idea under consideration to lessen the financial impact of property taxes is land value taxation.

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Finch Opens Electric Vehicle Charging Station Downtown

May 27th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch announced that the state’s largest city has opened another electric vehicle charging station at the intersection of State Street and John Street. This is part of his ongoing effort to beat back carbon emissions in the state’s largest city in order to help ensure our […]

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Lee: Where’s The Trend Line On Job Creation?

May 27th, 2015 · 2 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning

Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee raises a series of questions about job creation in the city. Lee commentary: What’s worrying City residents at this time? Taxes? Education? Jobs?

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Russo Predicts Sobering Legal Outcome For Liquor Store

May 24th, 2015 · 19 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Just inside the Bridgeport line, across the street from a Fairfield restaurant owned by Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa, the Zoning Board of Appeals has approved an application for a package store that opponents argue violates state law. The applicant hired Bridgeport land use guru Chuck Willinger to make the presentation to the ZBA. One […]

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Paging Green Thumbs For New Housing Units In The Hollow

May 23rd, 2015 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Greenport Flats featuring garden plots and three apartment styles transforming an abandoned building in The Hollow will be available for showings on Monday with an open house planned for noon on June 15. Contact Tyisha Toms of Altieri Realty at 203-580-FLAT (3528) to schedule a showing. Units range from $850 to $2,400 per month.

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Finch Fumed After Tax Break Rejection By City Council, Castillo: No Harm, No Foul

May 20th, 2015 · 110 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning

City government and politics can sometimes be a contact sport when passions run high, but things got a little too physical two weeks ago, according to several City Council members, after the legislative body torpedoed a tax abatement deal advanced by Mayor Bill Finch. Councilman Bob Halstead, a Finch critic, declared at the start of […]

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‘Vitality And Momentum’ For East Side Development

May 20th, 2015 · 22 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

In a commentary that first appeared in the Connecticut Post the principals of the Miami-based RCI Group Robert Christoph Sr. and Robert Christoph Jr. highlight redevelopment progress on the East Side. The Steelpointe Harbor has always been focused on creating employment and economic opportunities while at the same time invigorating and developing Bridgeport’s waterfront. After […]

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OIB Poll: Bridgeport’s Most Critical Issue

May 19th, 2015 · 33 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement

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