Lease for Bridgeport Park City Wind project remains up in the air

Based on prior announcements, that prime land is supposed to house a staging area for the construction/maintenance of the off-shore Park City Wind project while the ferry, located across the harbor, prepares to eventually build a new terminal on a portion of the site. But as the ferry company’s environmental cleanup of its acreage — dubbed Barnum Landing — drags on, the two sides have yet to finalize a lease agreement, even though one was announced in spring, 2021. “I’m fairly confident that we will at some point have a deal,” Fred Hall, the ferry company’s general manager, told Hearst Connecticut Media. “We continue to talk … to try to define what exactly the relationship is going to be between the two entities in terms of space utilization.” Meanwhile another harbor front neighbor of the ferry site, Bridgeport Boat Works, a shipyard operator located at 731 Seaview Ave., is looking to get into the offshore wind business with its own staging area.

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