Bridgeport Landing Development
A Planned Development District [PDD] for this 50-acre section of the City of Bridgeport, CT was implemented to meet the City’s goals to create a public connection to its waterfront, activate streetscapes and create additional commercial tax base. Working with the development team, a PDD complete with design standards was executed concurrently with a General Development Plan [GDP]. The PDD provided a new zoning framework that defined both the architectural character of proposed buildings and the articulation of a new public realm.
The General Development Plan, consisting of a 2.7 million square foot mixed-use master plan, was generated to balance an urban approach to placemaking with a careful juxtaposition of a variety of building types. The resulting plan and framework provided a high degree of certainty for the City while maintaining the flexibility necessary to enable the Master Developer to move forward in securing key tenants. Each phase of the project was then required to secure approval of a Detailed Development Plan which, in turn, triggered a Land Disposition Agreement between the City and the Master Developer.