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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

Amphitheater Proposal Music To Ears At City Council Public Hearing

October 31st, 2017 · 17 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Vendors, suppliers and regional businesses Monday night at a City Council public hearing voiced support to transform the Ballpark at Harbor Yard into a warm-weather, $15 million, 6,000-seat concert amphitheater managed by Live Nation and sports entertainment entrepreneur Howard Saffan.

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Legislators Applaud Downtown Thermal Heating Loop

October 31st, 2017 · 16 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

News release from city’s legislative delegation: The bipartisan $41.3 billion state budget passed by the Connecticut General Assembly last week has moved the city of Bridgeport closer to becoming a recognized national leader in renewable energy. Budget implementer legislation–resulting from significant time and effort by Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s office and administration, the Bridgeport delegation […]

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Conversation On Casinos

October 31st, 2017 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, Library, News and Events

News release: Bridgeport Generation Now and Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats invite the Bridgeport community to a Community Conversation On Casinos on Saturday, November 4th from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Bridgeport Library at 925 Broad Street. This event marks the first impartial public gathering to hear citizens’ voices, ideas, and concerns.

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Council Committee Approves Concert Amphitheater At Harbor Yard

October 26th, 2017 · 54 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, News and Events

Update: see contract here. The City Council’s Contracts Committee in a 4-1 vote Wednesday night approved a facility development and operating agreement that allows sports entrepreneur Howard Saffan and concert promoter Jim Koplik of Live Nation to operate the warm-weather Harbor Yard Amphitheater projected to open in the spring of 2019. The contract goes to […]

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UB, City Partner To Renovate Seaside Park Ballfield

October 26th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From UB: The University of Bridgeport (UB) and City of Bridgeport will break ground on renovations to Diamond #1 at Seaside Park on Friday, October 27 at 11:30 a.m.

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City Council Contracts Committee Will Consider Fire Chief, Amphitheater Approval

October 23rd, 2017 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, Firefighters

A special meeting of the City Council’s Contracts Committee will take place Wednesday 6 p.m. in City Hall to consider approval of the appointment letter for Fire Chief Richard Thode and the proposed warm-weather amphitheater operating agreement between the city and concert prompter Live Nation and sports-entertainment entrepreneur Howard Saffan at Harbor Yard.

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MGM Pitches East End For Casino Support

October 21st, 2017 · 88 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Sharp dressed, smooth talking Uri Clinton of Las Vegas was there to spread the gospel of his employer, MGM Resorts International, and convert skeptics of its development plans for where this lower-income, minority neighborhood meets the harbor.

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Amphitheater Vote Delayed

October 19th, 2017 · 62 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It looks like a City Council committee vote on the amphitheater project proposed by concert promoter Live Nation and sports entertainment entrepreneur Howard Saffan will be delayed at least a week. If the development agreement is not approved by the full council in November it will referred to the new council that will be seated […]

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