Ice rink and apartments slated for Bridgeport
As plans for Bridgeport’s future in entertainment and recreation continue to manifest downtown, developers plan to add ice skating and hockey to the list of things to do.
Pending approvals from the City Council, officials and developers announced Thursday that a new two-rink hockey and figure skating training facility are to be built in what is being called Congress Plaza. The proposal is part of a dual request for proposals put out by the city weeks ago aimed at redeveloping a vacant lot across the street from the Loews-Poli and Majestic Theater buildings.
“This is fantastic for the downtown,” said Tom Gill, Director of economic development. “The south end of downtown has developed very nicely, there is a combination of housing and retail and entertainment and, now, we are trying to balance that out on this end. With the historic conversions into residential, something like this is quite an attraction not only for the people downtown, but for the area.”
The lot includes the former site of Davidson’s Fabric Factory, which would be preserved for future use.