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Entries Tagged as 'Nancy Hadley'

Ripka’s RIP, Downtown’s Only Market Closes–Former Development Director Urges Call To Arms

December 24th, 2013 · 42 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Walked into Ripka’s Market in the Arcade building shortly after noon on Monday. The few workers that remained were breaking down machinery and shelves. A worker inside said the place was closed … for good. It was Downtown’s lone market.

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P&Z Delays Action On Proposed South End Units, Hadley: Project Timing Ill Advised

October 1st, 2013 · 33 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Brian Lockhart, CT Post here The Planning & Zoning Commission met Monday night in City Hall Council Chambers. Agenda items included construction expansion of Black Rock School and Bridgeport Housing Authority petition “seeking a site plan review and a coastal site plan review to permit the construction of a mixed use community complex with […]

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Rebound For Magic Johnson Site?

August 18th, 2013 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

A surface lot adjacent to the Webster Bank Arena and Ballpark at Harbor Yard is often called the Magic Johnson development area even though the retired basketball star, now entrepreneur, did nothing with it following the hoopla of his 2007 proposal. In short time the economy tanked. Now city officials say interest in the property has rebounded.

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Finch Marks Five Years As Mayor–How’s He Doing?

November 24th, 2012 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement

Can you believe it? Bill Finch has been mayor of the state’s most populous city for five years. He won a close Democratic primary over Chris Caruso in September 2007 then easily won the general election in November 2007. He was tested again in a primary in 2011 by University of Bridgeport Vice President Mary-Jane […]

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Bass Pro Shops: Disneyland Of Outdoor Sporting Retailers

July 8th, 2012 · 29 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

City, state and federal officials today (Sunday) will formally announce Bass Pro Shops as a major anchor tenant for the Steel Point development area on the East Side. Nancy Hadley, who served as director of economic development during the John Fabrizi mayoral years, was a key figure in the city gaining control of the land […]

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David Kooris Named City Development Director–Steel Point Makes Progress

July 3rd, 2012 · 30 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Mayor Bill Finch today appointment David Kooris director of the City’s Office of Planning and Economic Development. Kooris replaces Donald Eversley who Finch announced on Monday is departing city service to try to restart the Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation. Kooris is highly regarded among a variety of regional business, planning and development officials, someone […]

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Hadley Joins Affordable Housing Group

December 18th, 2011 · 3 Comments · News and Events

Nancy Hadley, the city’s former director of economic development, has joined Mutual Housing Association of Southwestern Connecticut. From Mutual Housing Association: Mutual Housing Association of Southwestern Connecticut’s (MHA) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Nancy L. Hadley as its new Executive Director.

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Weicker, Carson Lead Foster’s Legal Defense Fund

September 13th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

You want to go to court? It takes moolah. Just ask Mayor Bill Finch who set up a legal defense fund to cover his costs associated with Chris Caruso’s court challenge of the 2007 Democratic mayoral primary. Finch’s 2011 challenger Mary-Jane Foster charged that Democratic Registrar Santa Ayala unlawfully denied her a ballot spot. Superior Court Judge […]

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