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Crescent Crossings complex nears completion in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT -

A new affordable-housing complex in Bridgeport is nearing completion, and a number of officials visited it Tuesday to show off some of its features.

Among them was Gov. Dannel Malloy, who cut the ribbon outside the 93-unit Crescent Crossings complex.

News 12 is told the complex is built on land formerly occupied by Father Panick Village, a symbol of troubled public housing, but developers say they hope the new complex will change the way public housing is viewed.

The complex includes a mix of subsidized and full-price apartments side-by-side, which officials say will lead to a safer and more cohesive community, and some tenants who moved in early agree.

"The idea is to no longer segregate those of us who can't afford everything in life, to bring them together with other income levels,” said John McClutchy, one of the complex’s developers. “Because it is a better mix, it is a better way for people to live together."

Full construction is expected to finish next month. Rents range from $650 to $1,700, and there is a waitlist while applications to move in are still being accepted.

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