Case Studies

City of Bridgeport, Connecticut



BFJ Planning has a long history working in the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut. In 2000, in collaboration with Urbanomics, BFJ prepared a community needs assessment for Bridgeport's Lower East Side neighborhood. In 2006 BFJ assisted the City in preparing new zoning for Steele Point, a major waterfront redevelopment site. Then in 2007 BFJ was hired to lead a consultant team in preparing a new Master Plan for the city. The project included not only the preparation of the Master Plan itself, but also an organizational review of Bridgeport's planning and zoning application process and preparation of a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the City.

Following the adoption of the Master Plan in 2008, BFJ worked with the City to update its Zoning Code to implement the recommendations of the Master Plan. Then in 2010 Bridgeport hired BFJ to prepare zoning for a Village District in the city's Black Rock neighborhood. As a follow-up to the Master Plan, BFJ is now working with the City and neighborhood residents on a Neighborhood Revitalization Zone (NRZ) Plan for Bridgeport's Reservoir Avenue neighborhood.

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