Luxury Units At Steelpointe Harbor Cleared For Groundbreaking

Rendering of next phase.

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:

After months of delays caused by environmental issues, the developers of the luxury apartment project at the Steelpointe site are now aiming to break ground on the first phase in around 50 days.

“We’re going through the bidding process right now with our general contractor and we have a couple items that we’ve gone back and redesigned as well,” said Robert “Bobby” Christoph who, with his father, Robert Sr., has spent years slowly redeveloping the swath of East Side property between Interstate 95 and the harbor. “We’re very positive on this going forward.”

Christoph said, and a spokesperson with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection confirmed this week, that the housing has received the necessary state and federal approvals for work to finally begin.

As reported in early January, the Christophs had hoped construction would already have been well-underway. But things got complicated after it was determined the site, the former location of a steel works and electrical substation, had more ground pollution problems than initially anticipated.



  1. Last year these apartments were cleared for a tax break — today, these luxury apartments are cleared for groundbreaking — credit Bridgeport’s City Council, who forfeited their chance to rip up the original agreement and instead chose to appease the developers.
    Look at that picture. Let’s call it “tax break-induced progress” in the name of gentrification.
    Like it or not, it’ll continue for eleven more years.


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