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Norwalk Parking Authority To Improve Yankee Doodle Garage

The Yankee Doodle Garage in Norwalk is getting some upgrades.
The Yankee Doodle Garage in Norwalk is getting some upgrades. Photo Credit: Google Streetview

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Yankee Doodle Garage is receiving a series of upgrades.

In an effort to better serve its customers, the Norwalk Parking Authority, which is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the municipal parking system in the city, established a satellite customer service office at the facility in October to assist the public with questions and concerns.

The new office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m-5 p.m.

In addition, the garage, which provides more than 400 municipal parking spaces in Norwalk's Wall Street district, will be receiving a number of structural enhancements.

To make the facility safer and to extend its life, the elevators will be improved to bring them up to current code, safety standards and ADA requirements.

New electronic locks will be installed at the staircase door that is linked to the alarm system, and a new ADA-compliant front door will be added to the entrance of the garage, as well.

The projects are expected to be completed by the end of November.

Other safety enhancements include the new LED lights that were replaced last fiscal year throughout the garage and in the two towers.

“As a large city-owned asset, the Yankee Doodle Garage is an important parking resource, but it also serves as a beacon in the growing Wall Street District that has architectural and way-finding features,” says Parking Authority Chairman Dick Brescia. “With the expected increase in people coming in and out of the area, the Norwalk Parking Authority has been proactive in funding initiatives to make improvements to the garage, increase its presence in the area and collaborate with the community.”

Future efforts will include a collaboration with the Norwalk Arts Commission to create an illuminated art installation on the facade.

The installation, planned for spring/summer 2017, will be placed on the outside wall, where the entrance of the garage faces the corner of River Street and Burnell Boulevard.

Officials are hoping the project will both transform the garage into an artistic centerpiece in the Wall Street area and provide security and way-finding through its unique lighting design.

For more information, call 203-831-9063, or click here.

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