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8/7/2015 - TODAY: Mayor Finch Tours Construction Site of New Black Rock Apartments

“There has recently been a lot of activity on Fairfield Avenue, with new businesses and restaurants moving in at an exciting pace. Bridgeport is getting better every day, and investors and job creators are taking notice. ” – Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch

  • WHO: Mayor Finch, Arthur Hersch, and elected officials
  • WHAT: Walkthrough of construction site of new apartments located in Black Rock neighborhood.
  • WHERE: 3336 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, Conn.
  • WHEN: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Bridgeport, Conn. (August 7, 2015) – Today, Mayor Bill Finch will join developer Arthur Hersch for a tour of the construction site of a new apartment complex located in the Black Rock neighborhood at 3336 Fairfield Ave.

Located not far from the Fairfield line, the new apartment complex will have 56 market-rate units. Public waterfront access will also be provided.

“In Bridgeport, we’re creating jobs, growing businesses, and developing high quality housing options,” said Mayor Finch. “There has recently been a lot of activity on Fairfield Avenue, with new businesses and restaurants moving in at an exciting pace. Bridgeport is getting better every day, and investors and job creators are taking notice.”

The new apartments are located near the future site of a new pedestrian bridge that will connect the Black Rock neighborhood to the Fairfield Metro train station.

The 160-foot steel truss bridge will provide greater access for Bridgeporters to the Fairfield Metro train station and commuters to Black Rock restaurants and shops. With a walkway width of 14 feet the bridge will be a safe and convenient improvement to Bridgeport’s transit-oriented development.

“This bridge really is a critical linchpin for the neighborhood in terms of providing access to the train and from the train to allow commuters both out of the neighborhood and into the neighborhood,” said State Representative Steve Stafstrom. “Our business district is really just a stone’s throw away.”