Governor Dan Malloy’s in Bridgeport today to meet with Mayor Bill Finch and Police Chief Joe Gaudett to discuss his gun violence prevention proposals. The governor will also deliver the keynote address this afternoon at the Bridgeport Regional Business Council’s Capitol Luncheon at the Holiday Inn Downtown. On Monday the governor announced a $4 million grant for a Downtown housing development led by Kim Morque, a principal in Bridgeport Historic Ventures, transforming buildings as part of the city’s Downtown North redevelopment on Main Street, including the Security Building.
Morque is a principal with Spinnaker Real Estate, a substantial property owner Downtown. Details of the grant issued by Malloy:
Bridgeport Historic Ventures, Bridgeport — This mixed-use project will rehabilitate three contiguous historic properties in the heart of Bridgeport’s central business district. Funding for this project demonstrates the state’s continued support for the revitalization of downtown Bridgeport by assisting in the creation of both affordable and market rate units in this key main street block. It also meets Transit Oriented Design criteria, being located two blocks from the Bridgeport Amtrak/Metro North train station and regional bus service. The project will create 70 new units, at least 18 of which will be affordable.