Life: Enhanced

Transforming industrial remains into a community’s dream
Bridgeport, Connecticut

What is true for many cities with a proud industrial past is true for Bridgeport: lands that were once sites of prosperity are now its symbols of despair. But six acres along the eastern bank of the Pequonnock River, now known as Knowlton Park, are giving new life to one of the City’s more blighted but culturally rich neighborhoods through river access, pedestrian links and recreation areas.

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Given the complexity of on-site constraints, including brownfield status, a landfill requiring capping, and location within the 100-year floodplain, multiple in-house services came together to develop the timeline and requirements for remediation and permitting. By working in close partnership throughout the project lifecycle, the team, which included landscape architecture, civil engineering, hydrology and brownfields remediation, was able to anticipate and avoid executional conflicts and project delays.

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Knowlton Park is the beginning link in the greenway chain planned to connect numerous neighborhoods and transform blighted industrial lands. The waterfront boardwalk provides the surrounding neighborhood and wider community with visual and physical access to the Pequonnock River waterway – something it hasn’t had in decades. Walking to downtown and mass transit facilities using the nearby pedestrian bridge is now a possibility and all kinds of recreation, including fishing, listening to live music, court sports, table games, walking and playground activities,
bring neighbors together.

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