Quarterly Review of Economic Development

 

Vested in the economic vitality of the Greater Bridgeport Region, The Bridgeport Regional Business Council takes an active role in communicating, advocating, and facilitating projects and initiatives that build and advance a vibrant and involved business community. To that end, The QR or Quarterly Review of Economic Development offers updates of the key economic development projects that build the regional economy.

To sponsor or provide content contact:

Jeff Bishop, bishop@brbc.org

Jocelyn Paoletta, paoletta@brbc.org

 

The QR is reviewed and managed by the BRBC Economic Development Committee.

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BRBC'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:
Chairman: Paul Antinozzi, AIA, Antinozzi Associates Architecture & Interior Design
Jeff Bishop, Bridgeport Regional Business Council
Jim Benson, Merit Insurance, Inc. Merit-PLC
Kevin Foley, Cushman Wakefield of Connecticut, Inc.
Maureen Funke, greenbox-is
David Galla, People’s United Bank
Jorge Garcia, A+ Technology & Security Solutions, Inc.
Stephen Hodson, Hodson Realty, Inc.
Dana Huff, Tighe & Bond
Curtis Jones, Civil1
Jason Julian, Julian Enterprises
Philip Kuchma, Kuchma Corporation
Ed Lavernoich, Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation
Eileen Lopez-Cordone, Avangrid
Peter Maher, Union Savings Bank
Willie C McBride Jr., WC McBride Electrical Contractors LLC
Michele McCabe, The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Inc.
Chris McFadden, Whiting Turner Contracting Company
Bruce Moore, Eastern Land Management
Dan Onofrio, Bridgeport Regional Business Council
Peter Osborne, Moneco Advisors
Jocelyn Paoletta, Bridgeport Regional Business Council
Kenneth Scala, Century 21 Scala Group
Rob Scinto, R.D. Scinto, Inc.
Charles Scott, Tri-State Realty & Insurance
Gordon Soper, PDS Engineering & Construction
Ben Toby, Prism Energy Services
Douglas Wade, Wade’s Dairy, Inc.
Bruce Wettenstein, Vidal/Wettenstein, LLC
Andrew Zlotnick, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORS:
Bridgeport: Thomas Gill (203.576.7221, Thomas.Gill@Bridgeportct.gov)
Fairfield: Mark Barnhart (203.256.3120, mbarnhart@town.fairfield.ct.us)
Monroe: Ken Kellogg, First Selectman (203.452.2821, kkellogg@monroect.org)
Shelton: Paul Grimmer (203.924-2521, p.grimmer@sheltonedc.com)
Stratford: Mary Dean (203.381.1351, mdean@townofstratford.com)
Trumbull: Rina Bakalar (203.452.5043, rbakalar@trumbull-ct.gov)

 

Pre-leasing phase in motion for 19,000 SF, three story mixed-use building with 16 - 20 ft. wide pathway linking Fairfield Avenue and Elm Street and expanding access to popular downtown Bridgeport theatres and restaurants. 

LOCATION:  Fairfield Avenue and Elm Street, Bridgeport

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Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

500,000 of federal money (EPA and CDBG) utilized to demolish towers. Cleared and ready for development.

LOCATION:  2350 Stratford Avenue, Stratford

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Published in QR-STRATFORD

Stratford Center Revitalization Plan is underway and will include a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) overlay district to the town's current zoning regulations.

CT DECD $1,205,000 Brownfields Grant awarded to Town of Stratford for remediation and abatement of 3.6-acre former school site at East Broadway.

LOCATION:  1/2 mile radius, Stratford Train Station

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Published in QR-STRATFORD

Construction underway.

LOCATION:  1000 Great Meadow Road, Stratford

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Published in QR-STRATFORD

43,000 SF of a 55,000 SF building on 5 acres to be retained after a partial demolition and renovation.  Zoning approved, in design stages.

LOCATION:  2 Research Drive, Shelton

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Published in QR-SHELTON
25 Nov 2014

Uhaul

Construction/transformation of 146,000 SF metal goods factory to U-Haul showroom, truck rental, self storage, u-box facility is underway.

LOCATION:  365 Cherry Street, Bridgeport

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Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

Phase one of 2 million SF waterfront development is fully designed and ready to begin. Development to include 200-250 apartments, 20,000 SF restaurant|retail with proposed waterfront access.

LOCATION:  60 Main Street, Bridgeport

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Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

Dredging, infrastructure-bulkhead work underway to support 2017 construction of residential, hotel, retail and office space, marina core building and 200-slip, full-service, deep-water marina.

LOCATION:  Steelpointe Harbor, Bridgeport

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Published in QR-BRIDGEPORT

325,000 SF professional office building with state-of-the-art amenities.

LOCATION:  Constitution Drive, Shelton

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Published in QR-SHELTON

The first phase of the project is now underway. It includes 157 residential units and a 65,000 sq ft new home for Great Oaks Charter School. Upon completion of the project’s first phase, construction will begin on the oldest buildings, on Hancock Avenue. Two

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