Two sites key to Bridgeport’s revival may soon be redeveloped

The contiguous East Side properties — the AGI Rubber Co. and Winners Shoreline Star — are prominently situated on the edge of downtown off of Stratford Avenue and Kossuth Street, along the Pequonnock River and over Interstate 95 from the Steelpointe Harbor redevelopment. In 2013 then-Bridgeport Economic Development Director David Kooris said, “It’s going to cost a lot of money to remediate.” The federal Environmental Protection Agency two years later awarded Bridgeport $200,000 to help prepare AGI for redevelopment. It is not clear if that has been spent and Ganim’s economic development office did not answer requests this week for comment. Stewart, owner of Ashlar Construction, was raised in the East End but made his contracting career out-of-town. In recent years he has returned to do business in Bridgeport.

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