UPDATE: Includes link to Hugh Bailey article. Redevelopment of a troubled area of the East Side has been more than 30 years in the making and the project still has its share of cynics, but something happened on Thursday that never occurred before: vertical construction.
Entries Tagged as 'Bass Pro Shops'
Crane Sighting, Steelpointe Harbor Goes Vertical On East Side. Does Bass Pro Oversell Economic Impact?
December 14th, 2014 · 22 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
November 25th, 2014 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events
Skeptics have been waiting for concrete proof Bass Pro Shops is happening. The concrete has started. As trucks have begun to pour concrete footings for construction of Bass Pro on the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment area, the mega outdoor retailer’s founder and chief executive Johnny Morris will be in Bridgeport December 11 as the featured speaker […]
November 20th, 2014 · 19 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
How much moolah has the city received so far from the developer of Steelpointe Harbor to revitalize the East Side? About $1.2 million, according to City Communications Director Brett Broesder.
November 14th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events
From Public Safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer: Violent crime was reduced by 21 percent in Bridgeport last year, leading all other medium-sized cities in New England, according to statistics provided by the FBI.
November 13th, 2014 · 48 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
From the 16th floor of the 10 Middle Street high rise Downtown overlooking the East Side, Mayor Bill Finch and project developers announced on Wednesday Starbucks and Chipotle as the latest additions to Steelpointe Harbor joining Bass Pro Shops, the first announced anchor commercial tenant under construction, in the long-awaited redevelopment of the East Side.
November 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments · City Budget, City Council, News and Events
Citizen fiscal scrutineer John Marshall Lee has arguably attended more City Council budget committee meetings than some of its members. He chronicles the attendance records of budget committee members, including the lack of a quorum on Monday. From Lee: There is only one body in Bridgeport that is charged with looking after taxpayer dollars. It […]
August 23rd, 2014 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events
Building permits have been filed to start construction of Bass Pro Shops as the anchoring tenant on the Steel Point redevelopment area first proposed 30 years ago to revitalize the East Side. Officials say construction will begin within 30 days.