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Norwalk Redevelopment Agency Seeks West Avenue Input

Norwalk is soliciting input from residents on planned improvements for West Avenue, shown here just north of Interstate 95.
Norwalk is soliciting input from residents on planned improvements for West Avenue, shown here just north of Interstate 95. Photo Credit: Norwalk Redevelopment Agency

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency is soliciting suggestions from residents on plans to improve West Avenue and make it a more user-friendly urban corridor between South Norwalk and the Wall Street area.

The agency is planning a “substantial increase” in the number of trees along the route, officials said, with new brick sidewalks, bike lanes, improved lighting and landscaping, and small pedestrian plazas.

In addition, the city plans to incorporate portions of the Norwalk River Valley Trail, an off-road linear park along sections of the Norwalk River, which crosses West Avenue near the Stepping Stones Museum for Children and the soon-to-be former YMCA building.

The agency received resident input on the plans during a community workshop in November, and officials have scheduled another session for Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Stepping Stones, 303 West Ave.

Residents can also take an online survey to offer feedback about the plans, located on the city’s website .