NORWALK, Conn. — General Growth Properties has received the Norwalk Zoning Commission’s approval of the The SoNo Collection.
The Zoning Commission voted to approve the project after holding a public hearing, which spanned three nights. During the public hearing, more than a dozen Norwalk residents, business owners and community leaders spoke in support of the project.
The SoNo Collection is a mixed-use project that calls for 700,000 square feet of retail space, including anchor stores Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s, as well as 80-100 smaller retailers, a 152-room boutique hotel and public realm space on a 12-acre site off West Avenue and Interstate 95.
“We thank city Zoning Department staff and the commissioners that devoted many hours to comprehensively review the project,” said Douglas T. Adams, GGP senior director. “GGP also appreciates the valuable observations and recommendations provided by Norwalk community members, which allowed us to create a project that will work for all of Norwalk.”
The development is seen as a catalyst for economic growth and job creation in Norwalk. The project will support 1,900 construction jobs for three years and create 2,500 full-time-equivalent permanent jobs in retail and hotel operations with an average salary of $41,000.
General Growth Properties Inc. is an S&P 500 company focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing and redeveloping high-quality retail properties throughout the United States. GGP is headquartered in Chicago and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.
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