Bpt. City Council approves Steel Point project
The Bridgeport City Council approved a massive redevelopment plan of the Steel Point peninsula Monday.
Mayor John Fabrizi (D-Bridgeport) supported the $1.5 billion proposal, which calls for selling the 52-acre peninsula to New York City developer Midtown Equities.
"I believe a strong number of City Council members know what the impact of this vote means to Bridgeport's future," Fabrizi said. "We're talking about 20,000 construction [jobs and] 10,000 permanent jobs beyond that."
Midtown Equities plans to build up to 3,500 upscale condominiums and townhouses, retail shops and a 350-ship marina and yacht club. Fabrizi estimates the project will generate at least $19 million in property tax revenues immediately, and potentially $31 million in the future.
Despite Monday's vote, the Steel Point project still requires a variety of zoning approvals before construction can get underway.
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