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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

Kohut: City SS Titanic

July 4th, 2017 · 14 Comments · City Politics, Development and Zoning, State Politics

North End resident Jeff Kohut, a 2011 mayoral candidate, shares in this commentary “Economic “development” in Bridgeport is mostly fanciful illusion and consists almost exclusively of propaganda-quality announcements of inappropriate, grandiose, jobless, undoubtedly tax-abated/untaxable projects on city-owned, “flippable” properties.” From Kohut:

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Opposition Prevails, O&G Abandons Move Of Rock Crushing Plant To West End

June 29th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Following community opposition, O&G Industries has ended efforts to move its asphalt and concrete processing center to the West End, according to Vice Chairman Raymond Oneglia who writes in a letter, “Given Bridgeport’s resistance to moving the facility, O&G has decided to abandon efforts to relocate the facility to Bridgeport’s Eco-Park.”

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Drawing A Curtain On Transparency

June 23rd, 2017 · 5 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: A pair of development decisions being made in Joe Ganim’s City Hall will affect the city’s economy for years to come–and much of the nitty gritty work is being done out of the public eye by government insiders.

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Barnumesque Development, This Way To The Egress

June 21st, 2017 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning

As the Barnum Festival reaches its apex this weekend, city policy wonk Jeff Kohut admonishes government development policy as a lot of razzle-dazzle. Mr. Barnum, for one, kept museum patrons moving along with his signage declaration “This way to the egress.” What they interpreted as a curious exhibit was nothing more than a fancy word […]

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Patience Expires, Future Of Parking Meters In Limbo

June 20th, 2017 · 6 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Oops. Days after Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration unilaterally reduced the Downtown fine and extended the parking duration to four hours for the automated meters following ear-splitting complaints, the City Council Monday night said hold on a minute, you need our authority and by the way we want an installation moratorium until we figure this out.

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A Majestic Development Plan For Downtown, Ganim: Main Street’s Bookends Of Progress Coming Together

June 20th, 2017 · 24 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Declaring “We don’t look at what it is, we look at what we want it to be,” the managing partner of the Manhattan-based commercial real estate firm Exact Capital Group joined Mayor Joe Ganim and other officials Monday afternoon to announce a $400 million redevelopment of the shuttered and nostalgic Poli and Majestic theaters Downtown […]

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Groundbreaking For East End Market

June 19th, 2017 · 19 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

State Senator Ed Gomes tonight will join members of the East End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark construction  of the East End Pop-Up Market & Cafe, 1851 Stratford Avenue.

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Theater Development Deal, Meter Maelstrom On Council Agenda

June 16th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The city’s “memorandum of understanding” with Manhattan-based Exact Capitol Group to redevelop the shuttered Poli-Majestic Theaters will be referred to the City Council’s Contracts Committee Monday night. Also scheduled for referral to contracts is a resolution presented by several councilors to terminate the contract with LAZ Parking LTD following controversy involving Downtown parking meters. Full council […]

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