Bridgeport officials rule against halfway house
Bridgeport Planning and Zoning officials have voted against allowing a halfway house to open in a residential neighborhood of Bridgeport.
City officials ruled 5-1 against extending the permit to build a 120-bed halfway house on the corner of Railroad Avenue and Norman Street.
The main objection from residents was the location, since the proposed site was between three schools, a park and the University of Bridgeport.
The project was initially approved in 2008 by the commission, but federal and state funding never materialized.
Bridgeport residents protest halfway house