Developer Phil Kuchma has launched a new construction project a block from his successful Bijou Square development Downtown. News release from Mayor Bill Finch:
Mayor Bill Finch, developer Phil Kuchma, City officials and several members of the Bridgeport business community celebrated the commencement of new construction in downtown at 1208 Broad Street on Thursday afternoon.
Kuchma Corporation will begin the construction of a new three-story, 12 unit apartment building at the location, which was previously a green space next to the stairs that connect Broad Street to Golden Hill Street. This is one of several projects totaling an estimated $10 million that the developer has initiated in the Golden Hill section of Bridgeport’s downtown.
Mayor Finch, Director of the Office of Planning and Economic Development David Kooris, Kuchma and the entire Kuchma Corporation staff unveiled the sign on the site of the development, which will be called “Upstairs Studios.”
“Our downtown neighborhood continues to grow at an exciting pace. We’re attracting new residents who want to live in an exciting urban center full of cultural and entertainment options,” said Mayor Finch. “We’re thankful for the partnership we have with Phil Kuchma, his vision and leadership have been instrumental in the success of downtown.”
This new project is just a short walk away from Bijou Square, which includes four mixed-use buildings also developed by Kuchma Corporation. Earlier this month, Kuchma received a national award for historic preservation and development.