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Entries Tagged as 'David Kooris'

‘Front Yard Seaside Park, Back Yard Long Island Sound’ Officials Announce Remediation Plans For Old Factory

August 28th, 2014 · 37 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Standing in the east end of Seaside Park, sandwiched by the campus of the University of Bridgeport and a vacant industrial building, Governor Dan Malloy and Mayor Bill Finch on Wednesday joined state and city officials to announce a $2 million loan to remediate a 12-acre parcel including the old Remington Shaver site in the […]

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Officials Celebrate Opening Of Landmark Apartments Downtown

August 22nd, 2014 · 37 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch and other officials cut the ribbon on Thursday to celebrate the grand opening of Landmark, 30 new apartments Downtown inside the site of the renovated former Mechanics & Farmers building that will also be home of the design firm Fletcher Thompson that is relocating back to the city after moving to Shelton […]

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Enrique Torres Offers Tax Cure

August 22nd, 2014 · 15 Comments · City Budget, City Council

In a commentary first published by the Connecticut Post, two-time mayoral candidate City Councilman Enrique Torres writes, “If we lower taxes, businesses will come. Jobs will come. Crime will come down. Children will stop shooting each other.” From Enrique: David Kooris, Bridgeport’s economic development director, recently switched hats and became a cheerleader by penning a […]

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Malloy Helps City Track East Side Train Station, ‘Bridgeport’s Next Evolution’

July 17th, 2014 · 73 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Calling a second city train station “Bridgeport’s next evolution,” Governor Dan Malloy visited the city Wednesday afternoon–his second stop as in many days–to announce $2.75 million for engineering, design and environmental permitting in support of Barnum Station at the site of the former Remington Arms factory on Barnum Avenue, an initiative proposed by Mayor Bill […]

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Development Director Makes Case For City Progress

July 10th, 2014 · 82 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education

In a commentary first published in the Connecticut Post, city development director David Kooris highlights progress in Bridgeport. His commentary follows:

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Finch Hires New Planning Director

March 19th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch announced on Wednesday the hiring of Parag Agrawal as the city’s new planning director. He replaces the retired Michael Nidoh who occupied the position for more than two decades.

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A Mulligan For Parks Commission, Second Vote Scheduled For Rejected Solar Facility On Closed Dump

March 2nd, 2014 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Two weeks to the day the Parks Commission unanimously rejected Mayor Bill Finch’s proposal for construction of a solar generating facility on the former landfill at Seaside Park, the board is scheduled to meet again for what the mayor hopes this time is approval of a 20-year arrangement with United Illuminating. The meeting is scheduled […]

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