KBE Building Corporation Kicks Off Bridgeport’s Steelpointe Harbor Development with Two Rebuilding Projects
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Nov. 25, 2013 — KBE Building Corporation has begun the initial phases of work at Steelpointe Harbor, a 2.8 million square-foot, mixed-use, waterfront development in Fairfield County, Conn. The initial steps involve the relocation of two businesses, MOVE Yacht Club and Hillard Bloom Shellfish. KBE was selected to facilitate these building projects.
MOVE Yacht Club
MOVE Yacht Club was moved to a new, larger facility at 220 Waterview Avenue in Bridgeport on the west side of Bridgeport Harbor, just north of I-95. The new 2,503 sf building was completed ahead of schedule in September, at a cost of just $783,000. The building is set on timber piles and includes a banquet room, a bar/lounge area, member’s lounge, restrooms, and space for a future kitchen.
Established in 1972, MOVE, which stands for Men Of Vision and Excellence and is the only minority yacht club in the area, has about 25 members.
Hillard Bloom Shellfish
A five-month project started in late October, the Hillard Bloom Shellfish relocation is an approximately $2 million project. Hillard Bloom is a family-owned seafood wholesaler that cultivates and harvests clams and oysters, and has been a neighborhood fixture in Bridgeport Harbor since 1947. The relocation consists of a 2,120 sf wood structure that includes cold storage, a workshop, several offices, and a restroom. The new location is at 210 Stratford Avenue in Bridgeport on the east side of the harbor and just south of I-95.
“KBE is delighted to create new, modern spaces for these organizations who have anchored the Bridgeport Harbor community for decades,” said KBE President and CEO Mike Kolakowski.
About Steelpointe Harbor
Steelpointe Harbor is a 2.8 million sf, urban-oriented waterfront development in Bridgeport, Conn. A private-public partnership between the City of Bridgeport and the developer, Bridgeport Landing Development, LLC, the project will eventually comprise:
- 800,000 sf of retail development;
- 200,000 sf of commercial/office space;
- 300,000 sf of hotel/meeting areas;
- A new 250-slip marina with shore-side support; and
- 1,000 to 1,500 residential units.
The project has been a priority for the City of Bridgeport for nearly 50 years as it transitions the property from an industrial/manufacturing center of days past to a thriving mixed-use urban development. More information about the project developers and plans can be viewed online, http://www.bldsteelpointe.com/.
About KBE Building Corporation
Regionally located in Farmington, Connecticut, and Columbia, Maryland, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, institutional, and retail markets. KBE has managed more than $2.5 billion in construction volume over the last decade and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally.