Governor Dan Malloy on Monday announced a $1.5 million grant to the Bridgeport Housing Authority, also known as Park City Communities, to help redevelop the troubled Marina Village housing complex, 400 Iranistan Avenue, into a new affordable housing community. The existing structures will be demolished and replaced with multi-family residential units and community space. The announcement was part of a Connecticut Brownfields program.
Park City Communities has announced a multi-phase redevelopment of Marina Village which has been plagued by crime and flooding issues.
In May, Malloy announced funding for the first phase of the Windward Commons, a $25 million redevelopment of Marina Village in the South End, covering 60 units: 48 units of housing for households with incomes up to 60 percent of Area Median Income (AMI), including 15 project-based Section 8 rental subsidies, 12 supportive units and 12 market rate units.
Financing was approved by the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority.
The new Windward apartments will be developed on the demolished portion of the Marina site where it borders Park Avenue, according to McClutchey. The project is a collaboration between McClutchey and the housing authority which owns the land. The block is at the nexus of Railroad, Park, Johnson and Columbia.