South Norwalk Train Station Area Study
The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency is implementing its Norwalk TOD Redevelopment plan. Part of this plan includes a study of the area surrounding the South Norwalk train station. Under the guidance of Norwalk Redevelopment Agency and the City of Norwalk, a study of approximately 26 acres surrounding the South Norwalk Train Station is underway.
The study will include two phases. Phase One will establish baseline conditions for the South Norwalk train station area by looking at the following:
- The highest, best use of the area
- Accommodating affordable housing (at a 1:1 ratio)
- Parking and infrastructure needs and limitations
- Opportunities for public/private partnerships that can support the recommendations of the study
- Improvements to the Lexington Avenue Historic District through façade upgrades and development
- Improving connections between the neighborhood and the train station
- Incorporating findings from this South Norwalk train station plan into the larger South Norwalk Transit-oriented development plan
Phase Two of the South Norwalk Train Station Area Study will establish more concrete details based on the findings of Phase I including:
- The appropriate density, massing, building, and streetscape design within the existing redevelopment plan and existing zoning for SoNo Station Design District
- The impact of COVID-19 on current market demand and construction cost viability
- The potential for establishing a multimodal transportation hub at the South Norwalk train station, including the feasibility of:
- Relocating the bus station hub near the train station
- Improving accommodations for pedestrians, bicycles, scooters, pick-up and drop-off vehicles
- Adding on-demand transportation, micro-transit, and fixed route uses
- The economic benefits and impacts of the recommended development options
The study will be a coordinated effort between the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, the City, and residents and business owners in South Norwalk.
On February 25, 2021, the first of multiple public meetings for the Norwalk community was held. The meeting included an informational presentation and an opportunity for participants to share comments and ask questions. A similar presentation was given during the District B March 2021 meeting.
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To learn more about the study, view a recording of the February 25th meeting on the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency YouTube channel or view the slide presentation: