Citizen Advisory Committee – FEIS now available for review
The Connecticut Department of Housing (CTDOH) announces the release of the Resilient Bridgeport Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).
The FEIS provides a detailed project description and describes environmental impacts associated with the Proposed Action as well as a No Action Alternative. The Proposed Action consists of three project components:
- The Rebuild By Design (RBD) Pilot Project at Marina Village public housing site.
- A Flood Risk Reduction Project on the east side of the South End that combines storm-water improvements with a coastal flood defense system.
- A Resilience Center within the Freeman House complex and a pocket park at the entrance of Seaside Park.
Bridgeport waterfront planning
The trust of the Public Land, Local Stakeholders, and the City of Bridgeport are working together to reimage the waterfront and open it up to the people for Bridgeport. Community activist Ernie said “Bridgeport has some of the greatest waterfront property between New York and Boston. It is the most underutilized, probably in the country. This will be the first time in 30 years that we will have an opportunity to really enjoy the waterfront, and I’m excited about it.”
The waterfront pathway will run through nine of Bridgeport’s thirteen neighborhoods, allowing visitors to explore much of the city and ponder its storied cultural and industrial history along the way.
Everyone deserves outdoor experiences, and this pathway will open up miles of new, close-to-home recreation opportunities. A survey by the Center for Active Design suggests that living within a 10-minute walk of a park delivers significant social benefits and is associated with higher levels of civic trust, appreciation, and stewardship. Civic leaders know that accessible green space is key to enhancing quality of life, keeping people healthy, and attracting and retaining businesses and residents. Read More Here