East Side Neighborhood
    Revitalization Zone

Presentation to City of Bridgeport Staff
             June 16, 2009




  ...
East Side NRZ Planning Committee
Residents                                   Non-Profit, Business, Churches
   Paul T. Bar...
Staff & Consultants
Dave Killeen, Killeen Partners, LLC
Stuart Sachs, PRE/view Landscape Architects
Samuel Shaw, City Plan...
East Side NRZ Process
Ordinance passed by City Council
CityScan 2006 to inventory properties
Data collection (Census, Curr...
East Side NRZ
                                              Boundary




Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
 Architects...
BRIDGEPORT NEIGBORHOOD
                                            REVITALIZATION ZONE
                                   ...
East Side Population
                    12,000
                    10,000
                       8,000
     Values       ...
Significant Issues Facing East Side
High level of vacant land and
vacant buildings
High level of blight
Significant loss o...
Buildings are Scarce and Valuable
                                                                    Resources

         ...
Significant Opportunities for East Side
                                       Waterfront
                                ...
History is Everywhere in the East Side
19th & Early 20th Century Row Housing - Industrial Era Churches
          Brick and...
Churches are the Anchor of the East Side NRZ Community




                Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
         ...
Colorful Bodegas Line
the Streets of the East Side




                        Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
     ...
East Side Parks
   Playgrounds, Meeting Places,
Beautiful Trees and Restful Thoughts




                                 ...
The East Side is Making the Change




      Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
       Architects . David Barbour Archi...
Waltersville-Barnum Elementary School
                                           1200 +/- Students

Killeen Partners . PRE...
The New Waltersville School.
 State of the Art Facilities and Equipment




   Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
    A...
Recommendations:
      Community Organization
Strengthen
Communications
Make sure all active East
Side groups on NRZ
NRZ a...
Recommendations:
Stabilization Projects
                              Housing Rehabilitation, Code
                       ...
Housing Restoration




    Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
     Architects . David Barbour Architects
Infill Housing




 Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
  Architects . David Barbour Architects
Adaptive Reuse, Mixed Use




       Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
        Architects . David Barbour Architects
Strategic
  Plan
Overview




            Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
             Architects . David Barbour Ar...
Recommendations: Neighborhood
     Improvement Projects

Waterfront public access
Congress Street Bridge
Streetscape
Impro...
Waterfront Public Access




      Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
       Architects . David Barbour Architects
Waterfront Public Access




      Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
       Architects . David Barbour Architects
Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
 Architects . David Barbour Architects
Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
 Architects . David Barbour Architects
Congress Street Bridge




     Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
      Architects . David Barbour Architects
Knowlton Streetscape




    Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
     Architects . David Barbour Architects
Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
 Architects . David Barbour Architects
Recommendations: Economic
   Development Projects
                                 Waterfront
                            ...
Waterfront Redevelopment




      Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
       Architects . David Barbour Architects
Waterfront Redevelopment




      Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
       Architects . David Barbour Architects
Shoreline Star – Mixed Use
                                 High Density Residential,
                                 mix...
Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
 Architects . David Barbour Architects
Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
 Architects . David Barbour Architects
Transit Oriented Development
Within walking distance (1/2 mile)
Promotes activity and reinvestment
Connections to promote ...
Lower East Side Revitalization




         Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
          Architects . David Barbour Arc...
East Main Street Revitalization
Building Renovations
Storefront
Improvements
Streetscape (lights, trees,
sidewalks)




  ...
Streetscape/ Gateway Improvements




          Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
           Architects . David Barbou...
Streetscape Improvements




      Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
       Architects . David Barbour Architects
Landscape Buffers




   Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
    Architects . David Barbour Architects
Job Training
                        Health
                        Industry, Other
                        Growth
       ...
Long Range Plans




  Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
   Architects . David Barbour Architects
Congress Street “Village”

Waterfront location
Unique Architecture
Connection to historic
district
Mixed Use opportunity
C...
An East Side Jewel: World Charm? Spain? The Caribbean?
Flower Market, Fruit & Produce Stands, Artists & Crafts Persons, Si...
East Side Train Station




     Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
      Architects . David Barbour Architects
Transit Oriented Development is Needed to Service the Increasing Working
                   Population in the East Side Ea...
Possible TOD




 Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
  Architects . David Barbour Architects
Adaptive Reuse of Abandoned Industrial
         Buildings, Businesses
-Emphasize health industry, other growth industries
...
Adaptive Reuse, Industrial




       Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
        Architects . David Barbour Architects
Connection with Steel Point




        Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape
         Architects . David Barbour Architec...
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East Side Bridgeport Neighborhood Revitalization Zone presentation

  1. 1. East Side Neighborhood Revitalization Zone Presentation to City of Bridgeport Staff June 16, 2009 Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  2. 2. East Side NRZ Planning Committee Residents Non-Profit, Business, Churches Paul T. Barnum Maureen Linderfelt Ann Brignolo Karen McIntosh James Brown Joseph Braca Ralph Buccitti Thomas Burns Louisa Lugo Patricia Fernandez Lydia Martinez Joseph Peloso, Jr. Carmen Nieves Lud Spinelli Aidee Nieves Joseph Kolar Jeannine Quinones Angie Staltaro Maria Valle Kevin Reed Raul Ruiz Carmen Ayala Angel DePara Sr. Lourdes Delgado Angel Reyes Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  3. 3. Staff & Consultants Dave Killeen, Killeen Partners, LLC Stuart Sachs, PRE/view Landscape Architects Samuel Shaw, City Planning Dept. David Barbour, Architect Angie Staltaro, City Office of Neighborhood Redevelopment Beverly Hoppie, Home Ownership Education Director, Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, Inc. Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  4. 4. East Side NRZ Process Ordinance passed by City Council CityScan 2006 to inventory properties Data collection (Census, Current Estimates, GIS) East Side NRZ Design “Charrette” in May 2006 (weekend event) East Side NRZ Neighborhood Workshop March 2009 Once Strategic Plan is developed, will be presented to City Council and OPM for approval Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  5. 5. East Side NRZ Boundary Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  6. 6. BRIDGEPORT NEIGBORHOOD REVITALIZATION ZONE BOUNDARIES GENERALLY FOLLOW CENSUS TRACT BOUNDARIES EAST SIDE STATISTICS POPULATION YEAR 2000: 13,095 RACE/ ETHNICITY 1. HISPANIC 66.5% 2. NON-HISPANIC: 33.5% a. BLACK: 23.9% b. WHITE: 6.1% c. ASIAN/OTHER: 3.5% HOUSING 1. Total Units: 4,577 a. Owner Occupied: 20.5% b. Renter Occupied: 66.8% Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  7. 7. East Side Population 12,000 10,000 8,000 Values 6,000 4,000 2,000 Population: 2002 Population: 1990 0 Amer. Hawaii Multi- White Black Indian/Esk Asian Other Hispanic ** Pacific Is’ Racial * imo Population: 2002 4,399 3,308 21 189 0 4,081 1,097 8,711 Population: 1990 6,011 4,457 19 669 0 6,028 0 10,493 East Side Population Planning Department City of Bridgeport HISPANIC** April 10, 2008 LINGUISTIC CLASSIFICATION NOT TO BE TABULATED IN POPULATION COUNT Category Total population 13,095 Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  8. 8. Significant Issues Facing East Side High level of vacant land and vacant buildings High level of blight Significant loss of population from 1990 – 2000 Low levels of Home Ownership High Poverty levels, crime Litter, Graffiti Sidewalks and streets in disrepair Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  9. 9. Buildings are Scarce and Valuable Resources As Are the Materials that go into Building them. The East Side has made Great Efforts to enact Adaptive Re Use East Side Residents, Stakeholders and City Officials have Worked Together to Remove Dangerous Abandoned and Blighted Buildings. East Side Residents have Teamed with professional Historic Preservationists, Planners, Developers and Economic Specialists to better Understand That Which can be Saved and Why. Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  10. 10. Significant Opportunities for East Side Waterfront Historic character Proximity to downtown Proximity to Highways, Transit (Rail, bus) Presence of Major Institutions Proximity to Steel Point, Remington, Success Village Strength of Community Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  11. 11. History is Everywhere in the East Side 19th & Early 20th Century Row Housing - Industrial Era Churches Brick and Stone factories - Fanciful and Formal Victorian Residences Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  12. 12. Churches are the Anchor of the East Side NRZ Community Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  13. 13. Colorful Bodegas Line the Streets of the East Side Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  14. 14. East Side Parks Playgrounds, Meeting Places, Beautiful Trees and Restful Thoughts There may be Opportunities for Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape more Parks and Playgrounds Architects . David Barbour Architects
  15. 15. The East Side is Making the Change Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  16. 16. Waltersville-Barnum Elementary School 1200 +/- Students Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  17. 17. The New Waltersville School. State of the Art Facilities and Equipment Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  18. 18. Recommendations: Community Organization Strengthen Communications Make sure all active East Side groups on NRZ NRZ as voice with City Cleanup efforts Block Watches Youth Activities Senior Services Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  19. 19. Recommendations: Stabilization Projects Housing Rehabilitation, Code Compliance Adaptive Reuse, including schools (Barnum, Garfield) Blight Enforcement Home Ownership Promotion Infill Housing Mixed Use Development (residential/commercial Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  20. 20. Housing Restoration Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  21. 21. Infill Housing Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  22. 22. Adaptive Reuse, Mixed Use Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  23. 23. Strategic Plan Overview Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  24. 24. Recommendations: Neighborhood Improvement Projects Waterfront public access Congress Street Bridge Streetscape Improvements Historic Preservation Open Space Landscape Buffers Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  25. 25. Waterfront Public Access Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  26. 26. Waterfront Public Access Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  27. 27. Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  28. 28. Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  29. 29. Congress Street Bridge Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  30. 30. Knowlton Streetscape Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  31. 31. Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  32. 32. Recommendations: Economic Development Projects Waterfront Redevelopment Streetscape Improvements Job Training Congress Street “Village” East Main St. Revitalization Shoreline Star- Mixed Use Small Business Development Train Station/Transit Oriented Development Adaptive Reuse of Abandoned Industrial Buildings (Remington) Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  33. 33. Waterfront Redevelopment Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  34. 34. Waterfront Redevelopment Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  35. 35. Shoreline Star – Mixed Use High Density Residential, mixed Commercial – restaurants, shops, hotels Waterfront access Proximity to downtown train & bus stations (Transit Oriented Development) Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  36. 36. Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  37. 37. Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  38. 38. Transit Oriented Development Within walking distance (1/2 mile) Promotes activity and reinvestment Connections to promote new jobs Mixed-Income Housing Exciting mix of uses (service, retail, office) Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  39. 39. Lower East Side Revitalization Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  40. 40. East Main Street Revitalization Building Renovations Storefront Improvements Streetscape (lights, trees, sidewalks) Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  41. 41. Streetscape/ Gateway Improvements Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  42. 42. Streetscape Improvements Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  43. 43. Landscape Buffers Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  44. 44. Job Training Health Industry, Other Growth Industries for Bridgeport, Region Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  45. 45. Long Range Plans Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  46. 46. Congress Street “Village” Waterfront location Unique Architecture Connection to historic district Mixed Use opportunity Close to businesses Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  47. 47. An East Side Jewel: World Charm? Spain? The Caribbean? Flower Market, Fruit & Produce Stands, Artists & Crafts Persons, Sidewalk Cafes, New & Old Friends Gathering to remember how it was, discuss How it is, and Make Plans for How the Neighborhood will Evolve. Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  48. 48. East Side Train Station Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  49. 49. Transit Oriented Development is Needed to Service the Increasing Working Population in the East Side East End NRZ Proposed TOD Site Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  50. 50. Possible TOD Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  51. 51. Adaptive Reuse of Abandoned Industrial Buildings, Businesses -Emphasize health industry, other growth industries in Bridgeport, region Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  52. 52. Adaptive Reuse, Industrial Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
  53. 53. Connection with Steel Point Killeen Partners . PRE/View Landscape Architects . David Barbour Architects
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