NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in a slightly altered format from which it was sent:
SEN. DUFF HAILS STATE GRANT TO ENCOURAGE TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT AND RESPONSIBLE GROWTH AROUND EAST AVE. RAIL STATION
Norwalk, CT – Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) today hailed the state’s announcement that Norwalk will receive $125,000 in funding for an analysis and development of a Transit-Oriented Development Plan for the area surrounding the East Avenue rail station.
The funding is part of a competitive grant program that supports transit-oriented development and responsible growth in the state and is targeted at boosting economic activity and creating jobs. The planning study will analyze existing conditions, opportunities and constraints in order to develop a clear framework and vision for the future of the area, and establish guidelines for design and development.
“For Norwalk to continue to grow as a vibrant community we must plan not just for the next year but for the next generation,” said Senator Duff. “Smart, targeted development like this will boost economic activity, create jobs and improve Norwalk’s livability.”
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