Apartments, Shops, Considered for Bridgeport Block
Property owner and attorney Michael Shaheen says his family owned the buildings from 307 to 321 Main Street for half a century.
The site of former storefronts and buildings in Bridgeport, now linked in our memories as the place where three little children lost their lives in a fire, may soon be developed to serve a purpose.
Property owner and attorney Michael Shaheen says his
family owned the buildings from 307 to 321 Main Street for half a
century. Shaheen is considering creating a mixed use for the development
there, including 20 new apartments and
shops along the main street and naming it after his grandfather.
Shaheen said, "You
know oftentimes if people are going to reside in town, they want to be
able to grab a cup of coffee in the morning, get a newspaper, get a
snack at night if they're going to watch a show, you know, something
like that. So I think a mixed use would work there. We all know the
location is fantastic. It's a high traffic area."
Shaheen says he will
make a decision within the next year to year-and-a-half. And if it's
going to happen, it will be up and running in two to two-and-a-half