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Entries Tagged as 'Steelpointe Harbor'

City Residents Support MGM Casino Proposal

October 2nd, 2017 · 14 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport residents overwhelmingly support a $675 million waterfront destination resort casino at the Steelpointe Harbor development area, as proposed by MGM Resorts International, according to a new public opinion survey. Nearly three-quarters (74%) favor building the resort casino while 18 percent oppose it. The survey was conducted by The Mellman Group on behalf of MGM. The survey […]

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Free Parking Ends, Ferry Relocation Plan For East End Navigates Choppy Waters

September 30th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post The terminal relocation is just one piece of an evolving city coastline, which begins at the Steel Point redevelopment where Bass Pro Shops and some smaller tenants opened over the past few years, and continues up Seaview Avenue to the re-opened Pleasure Beach peninsula. And if MGM gets its way, […]

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‘It’s Funded, Shovel-Ready,’ Pitching Bridgeport As An MGM Star, Waterfront Casino Proposed

September 19th, 2017 · 32 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Declaring MGM Bridgeport can be “a major economic force, a top-tier entertainment resort, and an essential contributor to this community,” MGM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Murren, a Bridgeport native, on Monday shared details of a $675 million waterfront resort for the East End creating thousands of construction and permanent jobs, a guarantee $8 […]

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MGM Raises Stakes With Plan To Build Bridgeport Casino

September 18th, 2017 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

With the promise of 2,000 permanent jobs matched by 2,000 slot machines,  MGM officials this morning including Bridgeport-born CEO Jim Murren will unveil plans for a $675 million waterfront resort on Seaview Avenue including a 300-room hotel, 900-foot boardwalk, 30,000 square feet of retail space and 160 table games. In a city in dire need […]

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Public Hearing Tuesday For Proposed Theater Development Agreement

September 2nd, 2017 · 8 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A City Council public hearing regarding the city’s proposed agreement with Exact Capital Group to revitalize two shuttered Downtown theaters and build adjacent apartment units will take place Tuesday 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Geraldine Johnson School, 475 Lexington Avenue. See Land Development Agreement submitted to the council last month here. Full agenda here.

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Tangible Economics Of Steelpointe Harbor “Enlivening The Waterfront”

July 17th, 2017 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

What’s the economic impact of Steelpointe Harbor, the redevelopment of the East Side with Bass Pro Shops as the anchor tenant? It’s been a long elusive question that has never been fully rolled out publicly by city officials, perhaps because city-controlled parcels were acquired by the developer in stages. As progress continues OIB reached out […]

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Kohut Not Sold On Direction Of Steelpointe Harbor

July 17th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning

City policy wonk Jeff Kohut shares an alternative view about Steelpointe Harbor in this commentary. “To go in another direction and ponder lost opportunities in the absence of actual planning: We might have had Bridgewater Capital at Steel Point had we not had Gold Coast lackeys making decisions for Bridgeport development in City Hall and […]

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Here We Go Again, Another Fire At Former Rubber Plant, Emergency Demo Ordered

July 14th, 2017 · 56 Comments · Development and Zoning, Firefighters, News and Events

Update: City orders emergency demolition. See here. “Due to the fire and safety hazards that currently exist because of the most recent fire (Wednesday), an emergency order for demolition was issued by the Building Department in collaboration with the Bridgeport Fire Department,” according to city spokeswoman Rowena White. A demo crew was on site Friday morning. […]

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