Carter McDowell, attorney for Steel Point developer Robert Christoph, tonight presented the City Council’s Economic and Community Development and Environment Committee with a list of behind-the-scenes accomplishments.
McDowell’s point? While it appears not a lot has been happening with the vacant Steel Point waterfront property (and it does), Christoph’s team (Bridgeport Landing Development, LLC) has been working for the past several years with city, state and federal officials to obtain all of the approvals necessary to break ground.
“As we stand in front of you this project is ready to ‘go vertical’ in the very near future,” McDowell said.
For example, he said, the federal and state permits necessary for shoreline restoration, including construction of a 200 slip marina, are in hand.
“I do marina permitting all over the country. Marinas are second only to nuclear power plants in terms of the levels of regulation,” McDowell said.
Below is the completed to-do list for Steel Point that McDowell and Christoph passed around.
Tonight the council committee approved a financing plan for the $190 million infrastructure work. The full council is expected to act on that plan Monday.
And the announcement of the first major tenant is supposedly forthcoming.