Herron Keyon Gaston

State Senator

Herron Keyon Gaston

Deputy Majority Leader

Empowering Communities, Driving Change

June 7, 2024

Senators Gaston and Moore Welcome Bond Commission Funding for Bridgeport

State Senators Herron Keyon Gaston and Marilyn Moore celebrated Friday the State Bond Commission’s approval of more than $14 million to support projects throughout Bridgeport including $8 million to remediate a brownfield site near the Pequonnock River.

The remediation project will help offset the cost of cleaning up a 20-acre site between 141 Stratford Ave. and 255 Kossuth St., enabling the land to be developed for other uses. The commission also approved more than $5.1 million for renovations to historically significant locations in Bridgeport’s Washington Park Community.

“This funding represents good news for Bridgeport residents, who will benefit from state support for projects that revitalize our historic neighborhoods and drive economic growth by cleaning up a brownfield site, making it available for future development,” Senator Gaston, D-Bridgeport, said. “I am thankful to Governor Lamont and the Bond Commission for their dedication to improving Bridgeport’s future.”

 “I am grateful to the governor and the State Bond Commission for their approval of funds that invest in Bridgeport’s infrastructure, making land available for future development projects and schools,” Senator Moore, D-Bridgeport, said.

The State Bond Commission agenda also included $800,000 for Achievement First Bridgeport Academy Middle School to assist the public charter school with capital improvements and repaying debts.

Contact: Hugh McQuaid | Hugh.McQuaid@cga.ct.gov | 860-634-4651