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Bridgeport can learn from Springfield’s revitalization

By and , Hearst Connecticut Media | August 16, 2019

This welcome to Bridgeport sign sits at the bottom of the northbound I-95 exit on East Main Street near Steelpointe in Bridgeport. Credit: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media To the world outside its borders, Bridgeport doesn’t have a sterling reputation. On those rare occasions when it’s referenced in popular culture, it’s in a…

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Video: Train as Valuable Resource

By | August 16, 2019

Residents of Bridgeport, Stratford and Easton who participated in the focus group see the city’s train line as a valuable resource. Rebuilding Bridgeport’s train stations could benefit residents of the adjacent neighborhoods, the city and the region.

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Video: Drawing Young People To Bridgeport

By | August 16, 2019

The Cities Project convened residents of Bridgeport and nearby towns to discuss what downtown development can accomplish. Everyone agrees Bridgeport needs to attract employers. Will new jobs draw young people to the city or create opportunities for residents — or both? Focus group participants included: Jamie Hiliard Banks, Amy Parkinson, Dan Pflug, Jessica Racaniello, Elman…

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City Revival — Did We Learn From the Urban Renewal Era?

By , CT Mirror | June 24, 2019

  By the middle of the last century, U.S. cities were showing their age. They had endured the Great Depression and World War II, two decades of deferred maintenance. They were losing residents and businesses to the suburbs. But a confident America, that had just turned German and Japanese cities to rubble, stepped up. Congress passed…

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In Bridgeport, a former factory is being transformed from blighted property to a model of revitalization

By , Republican American | June 4, 2019

  BRIDGEPORT — Gary Flocco, managing partner of Corvus Capital Partners, excitedly spoke over the sound of power tools and the shouts of hard-hat clad builders working in the concrete hallways of the former Graphophone Co. “We see ourselves as catalyst developers,” said Flocco, speaking under caged light bulbs strung above piles of pipes. “We’ll…

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