Updated 3 a.m. Aug. 5
Clay Fowler is chairman and CEO Spinnaker Real Estate Partners, LLC
To the Editor,
We wholeheartedly support Senator Duff’s appeal to the City of Norwalk to move this project expeditiously through the approval process. As SoNo’s largest property owner, we believe the SoNo Collection will enhance the community and create value for the city, its residents, local businesses and stakeholders.
We are writing to respectfully urge the Mayor and the City of Norwalk to take all the necessary steps needed to meet the timeline that GGP has requested. The project represents a rare and unique development opportunity with a highly experienced developer. GGP has already secured two premier retailers, Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom, to anchor the proposed center. In addition, GGP’s relationships with national brands will bring new and exciting retail options to our city. The long term benefits to residents and local businesses will be tremendous.
The project is aligned with Norwalk’s planning goals and objectives. It creates thousands of new jobs, many for local residents. Furthermore, tax revenues will increase substantially as a result of this project. These revenues are a critical resource for Norwalk, and will help our entire community grow and prosper. This project provides Norwalk the opportunity to become a premier destination in the Northeast, leading the region in thoughtful economic development and attracting new visitors to our great City.
It’s time for the City to show GGP that they are serious about bringing this project to Norwalk. Let’s get to work.