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Workshop For Barnum Station Rail Plan On East Side

May 23rd, 2016 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

A kickoff workshop for transit oriented development around the proposed Barnum Station on the East Side will take place Tuesday 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Summerfield United Methodist Church, 110 Clermont Avenue. For more on the project see here.

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This Way To The Easel–Third Graders Quiz Mayor Joe And We Learn Something

May 23rd, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Best of Bridgeport, City Budget, Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

Leave it to third graders to ask the most basic–but to the point–questions. Do you get mad? What did you want to be growing up? Is it hard being a mayor? Third graders at Dunbar School visited the mayor’s office on Monday. In addition to their questions we learned what Mayor Joe Ganim is working […]

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Ganim Welcomes Artist Supply Store Downtown

May 21st, 2016 · 3 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From city Communications Director Av Harris: Mayor Joe Ganim today is welcoming National Arts supply superstore Artists and Craftsman Supply to downtown Bridgeport. The store opened just its second branch in Connecticut yesterday with an official ribbon cutting at its location on 1001 Main Street. Artists and Craftsman supply is committed to serving an underserved […]

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City Council Committee Approves Sale Of Eight Acres Of Golf Course Land To Sacred Heart For $4 Million

May 19th, 2016 · 28 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: The City Council’s Contracts Committee Wednesday night by a 5-0 vote approved the sale of eight acres of “excess” golf course property at Fairchild Wheeler to Sacred Heart University for $4 million that had been previously approved by the Parks Commission. Sacred Heart wants the park property that abuts its campus for land coverage purposes to […]

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Proposed Sale Of Excess Park Property Will Receive Public Hearing

May 13th, 2016 · 13 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A proposal by Sacred Heart University to purchase eight acres of wooded-wet property from Fairchild Wheeler that hosts two municipal golf courses will be referred to the Contracts Committee at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Under the proposal the city will receive $4 million and the property must remain in a natural state for perpetuity and […]

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Fore! SHU Wants Piece Of Golf Course Land, Park Board Approves Veterans Memorial For SHU Tennis Courts, Roach: Great Deal For The City

May 12th, 2016 · 48 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE, initial story reported lease instead of sale. The burgeoning Sacred Heart University wants to purchase roughly eight acres of wooded-wetland property from the Bridgeport-owned Fairchild Wheeler golf course that abuts its campus and develop property on Veterans Memorial Park for six tennis courts off Park Avenue. The university, undergoing explosive growth, apparently needs the golf […]

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Council Committees To Take Up Poop Deal With Trumbull, Smith Urges Public Input

May 12th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Meeting cancelled for lack of quorum. A special meeting of the City Council’s joint committee on Miscellaneous Matters and Contracts that was scheduled to take place at 6 tonight (Thursday) to review a proposed settlement of a lawsuit regarding the Town of Trumbull’s user fee arrangement with Bridgeport’s Water Pollution Control Authority has been […]

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Public Info Session At City Hall On Route 8 Project

May 11th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from state DOT: The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will host a public information meeting (Thursday) to provide an update on the Route 8 Design-Build project in Bridgeport, CT in advance of upcoming traffic shifts and lane closures. The meeting will include a presentation, a question and answer session, and provide detailed detour […]

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