A piece of one of the city’s most notorious public housing projects is coming down. News release from Mayor’s Office:
Mayor Ganim visited the demolition site of Marina Village for the tearing down of building #21 in Bridgeport’s South End; located near the Iranistan and Ridge Ave intersection.
The demolition of Marina Village Housing Complex will make way for Windward Commons, a new housing development to include 100 residential units. Phase 1 of Windward Commons will produce 60 units and a 7,500 square foot community health center to be operated by Southwest Community Health.
Mayor Ganim stated, “In the midst of a pandemic, we’ve got challenges, but we have an obligation to continue to do the work that makes progress in the City of Bridgeport. This is not easy to accomplish in the best of times so it’s important to have so many people here in leadership coming out to see progress on a project that has moved far too slow for far too long.”
City Council member and Marina Village former resident Denese Taylor-Moye stated, “It’s very important that we all, standing here now, know that this project here may be one of the best, may be the model for future housing. If everyone does their due diligence, this is something that can travel from city to city to let others know how we should be able to help the residents to move out and move forward.”
This site in the city’s South End will also include a health center and, as part of the Resiliency Project, the creation of a public green space designed to absorb rainfall.