Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release
September 19, 2018
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Mayor Ganim Joins Congressman Himes, Park City Communities and JHM Group to Demolish Marina Village Housing Complex
Replacement Housing to Bring over 100 Units and Health Center
Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Joe Ganim today joined Congressman Jim Himes, representatives from Park City Communities along with John and Todd McClutchy of JHM Group to demolish the second phase of Marina Village Housing Complex to make way for a new housing development and health center, The Windward.
“This is an exciting day for Bridgeport. When a positive partnership between public and private sectors forms, progress like this can and will happen. I made a commitment to see this project through and today we took the next steps to improving the quality of public housing in Bridgeport. The residents in this neighborhood have been patient and deserve what will be a new and vibrant place to live in our city,” said Mayor Ganim.
Congressman Jim Himes said, “At the very top of my list of priorities is working with all these great people to accelerate and move forward what we know can be true, which is making Bridgeport the thriving, wonderful community of prosperity that we all know it deserves to be and this demolition is a big moment in that effort. Completing Windward Apartments will be a huge step forward for our city.”
JHM Group Vice President Todd McClutchy said, “We would not be standing here today if it was not for our amazing partners including the City of Bridgeport, State of Connecticut and most importantly the residents of Marina Village that have stuck by and supported this redevelopment process over the years. Getting to the point where demolition is happening, and new construction is imminent for The Windward so more families can move into their new homes is what this is all about!”
JHM Group has been working with the City of Bridgeport and Park City Communities for the past four years on the redevelopment of Marina Village apartments. Funding for the construction of The Windward Phase 1 will bring 60 units and a 7,500 square foot community health center to be operated by Southwest Community Health.
City Council member and Marina Village resident Denese Taylor-Moye said, “This is what is needed to successfully bring housing developments in Bridgeport, a partnership between the City, the State and the developers. The Marina Village residents have been patient and I am proud to say that I am a Marina resident.”