All along Main Street a housing crescendo is generating energy for foot traffic Downtown. CT Post reporter Brain Lockhart provides the latest, conversation of office space into 100 units of housing across the street from Bridgeport Center, regional headquarters for M&T Bank.
A mid-1960s office tower that in recent decades was home to a prominent law firm has a new owner.
And, according to city officials and business leaders, the building in question at 855 Main St., formerly part of Stamford-based Forstone’s real estate portfolio, will follow the recent trend and be renovated into apartments. The building sits directly across the street from the M&T Bank headquarters, formerly the People’s United Bank headquarters.
“He’s looking to do a residential conversion, about 100 units,” William Coleman, Bridgeport’s deputy director of economic development, said.
“He” is Abraham Gottesman, whose Sound View Tower LLC in Brooklyn bought the 11-story structure, built in 1966, in late August from Forstone.
Gottesman through his attorney, Ronald Peikes, declined to share his plans.
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