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Milligan hurls insults after Norwalk files lawsuit

Wall Street Place Phase I, colloquially known as the “Tyvek building,” remains unchanged nearly two years after construction stopped. Norwalk officials are going to court over Richard Olson’s sale of Phase II properties to Norwalk developer Jason Milligan.

Updated, 3:33 p.m.: Additional information from Communications Manager Josh Morgan. Updated, 7:17 a.m., 8:27 a.m.: Copy edits

NORWALK, Conn. — A developer’s attempt to transfer his remaining Wall Street Place project to a new developer resulted in Norwalk announcing a lawsuit against both Monday, leading one to respond with insults.

Richard Olson on Sunday wrote to Norwalk officials to say that he has neither the means nor the ability to complete POKO Partners’ long-stalled Wall Street Place development in the wake of his brother’s death and assert that the sale of POKO’s Phase II property to Jason Milligan is “curable” under the Land Disposition and Development Agreement (LDA).

Norwalk officials responded Monday with a press release announcing that they were suing both Olson and Milligan “for knowingly violating” the LDA, an agreement between the City and POKO governing how the development must proceed.

City and Redevelopment Agency officials contend that POKO’s sale to Milligan violated the LDA by failing to obtain the City’s prior approval. The complaint filed by Redevelopment Agency Executive Director Tim Sheehan seeks $5 million in damages from Olson and/or Milligan.

The city is seeking an injunction to stop the sale, in which Milligan paid $5.2 million for the properties, claiming that the sale will result in irreparable loss or damage to the city and Redevelopment Agency.

“It is truly unfortunate it has come to this, but we were left with no other choice after the LDA was willfully violated,” Mayor Harry Rilling is quoted as saying in a press release. “No one wants to see this project completed more than me, but plans must be thoughtful and realistic, and not made in haste. We were willing to work together, but how can we trust someone who makes empty promises and refuses to be straightforward with us? I take no joy in this outcome, but it is one that Mr. Milligan brought upon himself.”

Milligan’s response was a blistering email to NancyOnNorwalk.

“Rudderless Rilling is a {sic} dumb as a box of rocks! He is a nervous, spineless, coward,” Milligan wrote. “For all intents and purposes Mario Coppola is the mayor of Norwalk. Laoise King is 2nd in command, and Harry is a puppet that is only good for ribbon cuttings, and a few rambling sentences of jibberish {sic} every so often.”

Olson’s Sunday letter was a reply to a letter sent to him June 1 by Corporation Counsel Mario Coppola and Redevelopment Agency Attorney Marc Grenier, formally notifying him of RDA’s position that the sale of 21, 23, 31 Isaac Street and 83 and 97 Wall Street would be a default under the LDA.

A press release issued Monday by Norwalk Communications Manager Joshua Morgan explained:

“The City originally sold the property to POKO for below fair market value with assurances that public parking lost in Phase One of the development would ultimately be replaced. The LDA, which was put in place in 2007, provided significant benefits to the developer. As a result, the LDA made it clear that any future developer must, among other things, replace the public parking. The LDA required approval by the Redevelopment Agency before ownership of the property was transferred to ensure any new owner had an established plan and the means to complete the project.

“On May 25, 2018, after learning that Wall St Opportunity Fund, LLC, controlled by Milligan, was attempting to become the owner of Phase Two of the Wall Street Place development, the City and Redevelopment Agency alerted ILSR Owners, LLC, controlled by Olson, of the contractual obligation for any property transfer. They were told that any unauthorized transfer of the property would result in the City of Norwalk and Redevelopment Agency being forced to initiate legal action.”

 

 

Construction on “POKO Phase I” stopped in 2016 after Ken Olson became ill and has not resumed. Citibank foreclosed on the property and has been working with Norwalk officials to line up a new developer to take over; insiders say the numbers for the project do not add up. The recent negotiations reportedly included a proposal for $2 million in additional tax dollars to go to the project, which city officials are said to have rejected.

The Phase II properties are needed to provide parking for Phase I, as the Zoning Commission authorized a reduction in parking for Phase I and transferred the required parking to Phase II.

Richard Olson did not reply to a Monday email from NancyOnNorwalk. In his Sunday letter, Olson stated that this situation was foreseen in the LDA and remedies were defined.

“{W}e dispute the contention that the alleged default of the redeveloper is not curable; of course it is,” Olson wrote to Grenier. “As such, the City is required to allow at least thirty (30) business days and up to ninety (90) business days for the redeveloper to cure such default.”

Olson continued:

“As you must know it was Ken Olson who was the person involved in the creation of this agreement with the city and the redevelopment agency. It was Ken who was also in the process of working to modify this agreement when he got sick, since his passing I have not the means or ability to continue this project. I met with Jason Milligan a successful businessman in Norwalk, we spoke about his plan and vision for what to us was known as Phase II, he is focused on a good outcome for all, the city and people of Norwalk. At this point, the property has been transferred. Please consider Wall Street Opportunity Fund, LLC the new owner of record, to become the Redeveloper.  Its principal, Jason Milligan is excited for this endeavor and holds a passion for this project and the City of Norwalk. It is our belief that this will cure any alleged default.”

 

The LDA states that a redeveloper who seeks to own the properties must have sufficient experience, qualifications, reputation and financial responsibility, to complete the project and be of good character and reputation. It also refers repeatedly to the late Kenneth Olson as the responsible party.

Richard Olson in his letter quoted the LDA as saying that “the Agency may not act arbitrarily, capriciously, in a discriminatory manner, or otherwise in contravention of law” when deciding whether to approve of a new developer.

The city’s June 1 press release in response to Milligan’s purchase of the properties quotes Rilling as saying that the city’s consideration of litigation “is not personal.”

“This development is key to bringing Wall Street back to prominence,” Rilling was quoted as saying. “That is why any future plans need to be thoughtful, purposeful, and realistic – and not made in haste without careful consideration. It does not matter who ultimately brings this project across the finish line. What is truly important is that all parties work together to realize a solution that is in the best interest of our residents.”

Norwalker developer Jason Milligan, left, participates in a June 2017 press conference with former Mayor Alex Knopp, center, and Mayor Harry Rilling, announcing a legal settlement that would allow the city to buy an option to purchase 11 Belden Ave. Knopp, Norwalk Public Library Board of Trustees Chairman, was Mayor when POKO Partners was selected to develop Wall Street Place.

Milligan has tangled with city officials in court before; after winning Zoning approval in 2016 for a 69-unit apartment building next to the Norwalk Public Library, Milligan faced an appeal by the Norwalk Public Library Foundation. This was resolved last year, with Milligan promising to work with city officials to create a mutually beneficial city-center style development.

Milligan clashed with Coppola in the course of working that out, ending the talks in September 2017 and blaming Coppola for bringing in what he called “asinine” outside attorneys who made what Milligan described as major, unacceptable changes. At the time, Milligan commented by e-mail: “…former Mayor Knopp was able to get the parties to the 1-yard line and Mayor Rilling and I were able to push it into the end zone last Friday as time ran out.  However, an unexpected flag was thrown by Mario Coppola. He then proceeded to take over the play calling, called an audible and cost the City the game.”

Monday’s press release highlighted last week’s revelation that Milligan had, in his words, been “less than total forthcoming” during a meeting in the Mayor’s office.

“In a May 31, 2018 meeting at Norwalk City Hall, Milligan was again told of the LDA, as he offered assurances to City officials that he had no intentions on closing on the POKO properties. This was untrue, as a property transfer was recorded in the Town Clerk’s office directly after the meeting,” the press release said.

Milligan, in a June 2 email to Coppola and Grenier obtained by NancyOnNorwalk through an Freedom of Information Act request Monday, wrote, “I admit that I was misleading at the meeting but I did not lie. A lie is an untrue statement with the intent to deceive. I told only true statements! There is a difference although I can understand you are upset.”

In another email, Milligan wrote, “My heart and head are in the right place on Wall Street. The community/neighborhood very much supports everything that I am doing. You guys are operating from an echo chamber that has been bouncing around the same failed ideas for 15 years! I am on the street meeting and knowing the people. I own 20 properties within walking distance of Wall st and I have 3 others under contract. What the hell are you doing? Why are you provoking me?”

Milligan has made many attempts to reach out, including an email to every Common Council member and a Sunday text message to Rilling, “You sure you don’t want to chat? There is still time for you to do the right thing for the people of Norwalk, and you can end up the hero. The path you are taking with Mario in charge is a huge loss for you and the city of Norwalk. Mario and the other attorneys ill {sic} be the only winners, and only because they make the same money win or lose.”

Milligan said he’s gotten no replies.

Monday’s press release explains that after learning of Milligan’s “manipulation” in the Mayor’s office meeting, “City leaders met and agreed that separate side conversations would not be an appropriate way to negotiate. It was decided that there should be just one conversation, led by legal counsel from the City and Redevelopment Agency, with Milligan and his representatives. Despite being aware of this request, Milligan continued to text, call, and email City employees on a daily basis.”

Milligan on Monday evening said he hadn’t been notified of a lawsuit, but had heard of it from the press.

The court documents provided by Morgan on Monday do not have a date on them. On Tuesday, Morgan provided an application for prejudgment relief – $5 million – stamped by the court as having been received Monday.

Morgan on Tuesday also updated the press release to say that Milligan’s continued attempts to reach city officials “are rising to the level of harassment.”

The complaint states that Milligan’s Wall Street Opportunity Fund “interfered intentionally without justification” with the LDA and that significant losses will result for the city, requesting that the sale be declared null and void. Milligan in his Monday evening email said he had given Rilling “every chance in the world to be a leader.”

“I have purposely held my tongue when he has screwed so many things up so badly,” Milligan wrote. “Where was Mayor Rilling in 2015 when Poko should have been defaulted? They have chosen to attack the 1 person in the world that has invested his own money into Wall st in the last decade! Norwalk Citizens should be sick to their stomach.”

“By knowingly not following the established process for transferring the project development rights as put forward in the governing LDA contract the parties have taken an action that will likely cause real and actual damages to the public’s interests in the project and ensure more delay,” Sheehan is quoted as saying in the release. “The Redevelopment Agency has previously evidenced a willingness to work with parties interested in transferring their development rights, but to do so requires undertaking the public approval process prescribed by the contract.”

28 comments

Lisa Brinton Thomson June 19, 2018 at 6:28 am

Hmmm…something does not make sense here? The LDA was changed for Spinnaker and GGP. The POKO LDA was in default for years with Olson – so why a shotgun lawsuit by the city now? It reminds me of the ‘sudden’ enforcement and removal of campaign law signs last fall. 😆

Another party and whatever terms they were negotiating with the city must be in play. There have been anonymous leaks by city officials regarding Milligan, while attempts to understand what the other deal looked like for POKO 1 (and the taxpayer) has met with resistance, under they guise of ‘non-disclosure agreements.’ City Hall’s lack of professionalism is on display here, along with its land use cronyism and multiple land use agencies. Eventually, the truth will come out, it always does.

Jlightfield June 19, 2018 at 6:44 am

The default of phase one of Wall Street Place ensued that phase 2 and 3 needed to be rethought. Instead of being proactive, the Redevelopment Agency has been led down a path of futility by its adherence to an outdated plan that has been dead in the water since 2008. Now, contrast the handling of LDAs over at 95/7. There, as Lisa Thompson mentioned earlier in another comment, the terms and requirements of the LDA became a Chinese menu of options for lawyers to negotiate out of. What was once a mixed use project became a single use mall.

Funny how the subject of parking once again drives the core rationale of the RDA’s action. The City should at this point, scale back RDAs boundaries of its urban renewal jurisdiction. Downtown Norwalk doesn’t need another decade of RDA’s efforts at dismantling the neighborhood that had all the best practices of a mixed use streetscape already present. Instead, the City should work with DECD and put forth a TIFF district plan designed to keep tax dollars reinvested back into the area instead of given away by the RDA. They have shown that there goal is not plan for the future of Norwalk, but instead to ensure the future of their existence by dazzling city common council members with complicated term sheets with rosy spreadsheet projections that never meet their revenue goals.

Dave McCarthy June 19, 2018 at 7:35 am

Well, Mr. Milligan sure does know the mayor well.

It’s amazing that we have a mayor actively trying to prevent real economic development in favor of a phony project. POKO should have been stopped before it started when it was almost voted down in 2013/2014. Mario and Harry engineered that vote and now the results should hang around their necks like an albatross. The funnier aspect may be that Harry and Mario gave Mr. Milligan the money to do this…and now he is even more correct when he says the only ones making money are the lawyers. It seems to me that all that happens is the hiring of outside counsel for everything. I for one would like to see a year over year break out of legal expenses for the last decade.

Jason June 19, 2018 at 8:28 am

The city of Norwalk has modified nearly all of their LDA agreements and they have changed redevelopers time and again. There is a new owner of phase I of this project! Via foreclosure. Fresh capital, energy, and an open mind couldn’t possibly be useful here.

What exactly makes this transfer incurable?

The fact that it was unauthorized?

Isn’t an obvious cure to authorize after the fact?

The real incurable disease is Harry and Mario. Can the reorganization get rid of both of them?

David Waters June 19, 2018 at 9:06 am

I truly hope that the parties will take a deep breath and work things out rather than ending up in years of litigation.

I am reminded of the saying, paraphrased, that those who forget history are bound to repeat it. A couple of decades ago I represented the Field Brothers, who had acquired the old Connecticut Limo property and proposed to construct an office building on it. This was exactly what Redevelopment had proposed for that location, but there was one problem – the Field Brothers weren’t the preferred developer, Fred F. French was. Redevelopment vehemently opposed the application at Zoning, arguing that only their preferred developer should be able to develop there. Ultimately the disputes were settled by the Field Brothers conveying the property to Fred F. French who did … nothing with it. Two building boom/bust cycles later, and a transfer from French to Spinnaker to GGP, and the property is now being developed. In the meantime the property was a wasteland, paying minimal taxes, and not adding to the vibrancy of Norwalk.

Let’s not have the same thing happen here.

Claire schoen June 19, 2018 at 9:30 am

How about a public meeting to hash this out? Get rid of the lawyers, I don’t want my tax dollars going to any lawsuits until the parties have at least spoken to each other.
City Hall is worried about a decision made “in haste” – really? This project, like so many others, has dragged on too long already. And yet it’s understandable to be wary of a developer who isn’t completely forthright at the outset.
I know there are hard-working people tackling this project, but from the outside it looks like a bunch of middle schoolers arguing over who’s gonna sit where in the cafeteria. Maybe the grownups (norwalk citizens) need to step in.

Paul June 19, 2018 at 9:37 am

I agree with most that we need to take a fresh look at the entire Wall St. plan and move forward with private money as much as possible. I loved the idea that Mr. Milligan was so positive and hopeful about the area and was quite enthusiastic about the potential. Here’s the problem. I know we live in Trumperica right now where the truth is seemingly so unimportant that dozens of lies and misleading statements come out of the presidents mouth weekly, but so far that is only “acceptable” at the highest level. We local, average people still get called out for misleading the public or government. As much as I believe the future of the area will be better under Mr. Milligans watch after the decades the city has tried and failed at Wall St redevelopment, we must consider the fact that however Mr. Milligan wants to frame it, He lost a ton of credibility in my eyes for misleading the city in person and his very Trumpish, and honestly childish name calling, does not encourage conversation, it does rather the opposite. I know it likely feels cruddy being caught in such a huge, public “mislead” Jason, and privately you may be regretting the way you handled this, but ultimately as hard as this may sound to hear, Mayor Rilling is correct, you brought this on yourself. Proper communication would have avoided this, why the sneakiness? Only one man can get away with that now, and you’re not the president. Let’s see if we can solve this like adults. Oh and what’s the obsession with parking again. Isn’t there a large half empty garage a block away? Or we cant walk because we are suburbanites? Please people, let’s have a dynamic walking downtown with all the potential that comes with it.

Cecilia Andy June 19, 2018 at 9:50 am

Here we have an open minded developer who has an extended an olive branch to city hall and is now threatened with lawsuits. Why hasn’t the mayor directed the corporation counsel/city attorneys to stand up and protect residential neighborhoods from institutional elder care facilities (charging $5,000-$6,000/room) or half-way houses? The mere silence of the mayor on this issue speaks volumes with profound negative impacts on the grand list. It appears as though the mayor has reneged on his promises to protect residential sanctuaries/quality of life and shore up zoning after the mosque fiasco.

I encourage the mayor to direct the corporation counsel to areas which are of most consequence and not to something which appears fixable by a series of meetings .

Jason M. June 19, 2018 at 10:24 am

Claire,

A public meeting is a terrific idea. There happen to be two today. The Wall St Neighborhood Association has its regular meeting at 11:30 at the Factory Underground, and coincidentally the Norwalk Green Association is meeting at Fat Cat at 5:30 pm. I will be at both meetings.

I am happy to put my ideas up against anyone else’s for the area. If someone has better ideas or there is room to collaborate that would be fantastic.

Sadly we have not seen anyone from the Mayor’s office, Citibank, or the McClutchy’s at any of our meetings despite numerous invitations.

If you could set up a meeting with the mayor I will attend! A debate would be the best format.

dawn June 19, 2018 at 10:27 am

And the Duleep property sits dilapidated and unfinished for ????? years.
Not a fine, ticket or worry about it.
But don’t follow the rules of the old boy network and WATCH OUT.

Lisa Brinton Thomson June 19, 2018 at 11:16 am

@ David Waters and Claire Schoen – I agree completely. Sunshine needs to be let into this land use deal that has stunk since 2004. The taxpayers are on the hook for the mess associated with POKO I. No more closed door conversations – with either property POKO I or POKO II. Enough already! Tired of the chest beating machismo of lawyers and politicians – easy when spending somebody else’s (taxpayer) money.

Rick June 19, 2018 at 12:32 pm

“We were willing to work together, but how can we trust someone who makes empty promises and refuses to be straightforward with us?

wow Mr Mayor plagiarism lets not forget what you did to us

FIRETREE FIRETREE FIRETREE

City hall has declared war lets rally our troops

Where in the hell are the Republicans, its the Democrats who have put us in this mess.What are they waiting for?

This was expected some contractor or builder was probably promised a slice of pie and Jason took it from the window still hot.

If this is not resolved no reason for Norwalk to become anything more that a outhouse with a view.

Not all are to be trusted out here there is spies in the crowd

We have a building on Woodward ave one of our regulars allowed illegal building while in Zoning now its a big problem but at the time it was so what, they built it so let it stand. Village creek is now suffering the pollution from that building. Justice.

Jason the city has its supporters not effected by law suits half way houses or group homes or contractors yards and still have clout screw them all they have made a mess of the city and you came along with a broom and shovel.

While this is going on bet here are another dozen deals probably being made to hurt the city , knowing their time is up i bet.

JOSH still working or has his office been moved to the bunker?

Rick June 19, 2018 at 12:39 pm

Jason to set the record straight I called him a coward first.

City leaders think they are world leaders maybe they are in their own world.

Jason Milligan June 19, 2018 at 1:09 pm

The city has taking highly unusual steps to poison the well on this issue. They jumped out early with a press release oddly & repeatedly shouting it isn’t personal (nobody had asked or suggested that it was until then).

The city has not actually served me with a lawsuit. Their 1st step was to send a copy of the proposed lawsuit along with a press release to the local news outlets.

Some people might suggest that the city is trying to spin the story to make themselves look great and me look dishonest.

I have been straightforward and vocal from the beginning. I was excited about the meeting with Laoise and the Mayor, but it was set up under false pretenses. Dirty Harry never had any intention of give me a fair shake or a fair shot. When I realized that I had been set up, I protected myself and my investments. The other players in the room could not be trusted and were not actin in good faith.

Since that ambush I have learned from others that they have had a similar experience.

I really hope that people of Wall st and the people of Norwalk rise up to take control of their government. This 3 term mayor has lost sight of his roots, his mission and his ego…

Can the people please remind him who he works for?

V June 19, 2018 at 2:02 pm

Mr Milligan,
While your posts make for good reading/insight how wise is it to have it all play out here on this blog? I hope you prevail but don’t let the emotions of a dirty political regime cloud your vision. It is somewhat confusing that you are being threatened with a lawsuit and the Duleep fiasco plays out right under our noses without any consequences?

Amen Mr Waters – you bring up a GREAT point!!

Tom Keegan June 19, 2018 at 2:58 pm

This whole debacle makes no sense to me. It’s high time that “We the People” demand an explanation by City Hall. What exactly is wrong with Jason Milligan’s plan to begin the revitalization of Wall Street.

EnoPride June 19, 2018 at 6:21 pm

Out of curiosity, I researched articles about city blight and the widespread negative economical repercussions thereof. This article was interesting in how it breaks things down. It is telling us what we already know, but this eye opening article lays it all out and can be applied to the woes of Wall Street:

http://plannersweb.com/2014/05/cities-take-blight/

This historic area of mixed commercial/residential use with massive amounts of potential should have been highly prioritized and could easily have been more of a vibrant, thriving area by now with the right proactive city leadership, the correct vision and decision making as to which developers should be worked with, a well-defined plan of action, stricter blight ordinance and zone enforcement, etc., yet everyone has been asleep at the wheel. Why? Why has Wall Street been allowed to downward spiral for decades? And how much is it costing all of us? Mayor Rilling has said that he wants to see the area take off but decisions cannot be made in haste. Ummm… Haste is certainly not our problem here. Quite the opposite. We should be making up for lost time (decades??) here. Time is money. But haste will definitely be all of our problem in how the ill-defined City Hall Reorg Plan is being haphazardly slapped together and passed through by Mayor Rilling and the Common Council.

carol June 19, 2018 at 7:34 pm

please lets have a meeting and a big rally at city hall to support Jason,tired of the good old boys spending my $$$$ and getting nothing for it.
away with redevelopment,city hall lawyers and perhaps the mayor if he screws this up.

GO JASON !!!!!!

Patrick Cooper June 19, 2018 at 8:05 pm

@David Waters – what a mouth-full. Thank you.

“This was exactly what Redevelopment had proposed for that location, but there was one problem – the Field Brothers weren’t the preferred developer, Fred F. French was. Redevelopment vehemently opposed the application at Zoning, arguing that only their preferred developer should be able to develop there. Ultimately the disputes were settled by the Field Brothers conveying the property to Fred F. French who did … nothing with it.”

This is the central question: why is city hall in the business of picking the winners and losers?

Why is it when the city does a bad job, as in this case noted by Mr. Waters – a historically provable anecdote – is no one is held accountable? Just like POKO? Just like the 95/7 parcel that became the only mall currently being built in the entire USA. Fred French made money. Spinnaker made money. GGP is going to make money – at least initially – given the abatements & credits. When do we – as taxpayers – get a break? Why are we left footing the bill – and yet – the very agencies and management that authored these failures are allowed – and in fact encouraged – to do it over and over, again and again.

This must be the slow boiled frog syndrome.

Norwalk – when are you going to collectively rise – and throw the Norwalk townies and cronies out of power?

Debora Goldstein June 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm

This may come as a shock to the readers at large, but I agree with the City here. If the LDA specifies pre-approval before transfer of the property, then it is malpractice for the real estate transaction to “close” the sale without it.

This has nothing to do with Mr. Milligan’s “intentions”, but with respect to planning the area for the benefit of the taxpayers (including the federal $$ for a redevelopment area). My impression of Mr. Milligan’s plan for the area was that he felt it did not need the parking, nor the public amenitites in order for his vision for the city to be realized. However, like the developers who seek zone amendments, they want do the project, but only if the rules are different for them than for any other developer who might have undertaken the project.

The redevelopment plans have these elements for a reason. It should not be arbitrarily changed, and a defective property transfer should not result in a loss of the contractual rights reserved by the City.

Mitch Adis June 19, 2018 at 9:16 pm

Spinnaker got the City to hand him what is the 95/7 property for less than $9 Million. There was an LDA in place once this was complete with the intention of building Offices, Retail, Residential in a single project. Instead Spinnaker sat on the property for a few years then turned around and sold it for $34 Million to GGP. Not a word from City Hall! No lawsuit either. Now we have a Mall. Why is POKO different? I’m not a lawyer, but this seems personal to me. Let Milligan do what the other have failed at.

Mitch Adis June 19, 2018 at 9:21 pm

Ask Harry about his vacation in Italy. Ask him where he stayed. I hear Discala has property in the same Italian town. Maybe even the same exact place.

Norwalk native June 19, 2018 at 9:23 pm

Please support Mr. MILLIGAN IN THIS CRUSADE VS Mayor Laoise. We can t afford another ten years of inaction
In Norwalks core.

Rick June 20, 2018 at 3:54 am

Mitch outstanding may I ad Elizabeth Stocker had the Marthas Vineyard rental its listed on line its so City hall

Daniel K June 20, 2018 at 4:30 am

Jason, Jason, Jason. I see you still are up to your sneaky behavior. We are still living with the awful dwelling you put on the once empty lot on Ohio Avenue Ext created from the gas explosion in December 2009. After seeing what you did on Aiken Street we are envious and have no doubt that you would do a much better job on Wall Street than what the politicians want to do. We just long that you had the foresight and willingness to have made our neighborhood better – unfortunately you made it worse and we look at it every day.

Michael Foley June 20, 2018 at 9:18 pm

I hope everyone involved lets cooler heads prevail and sits down and makes a plan that will work for everyone and get this project back on track! We need to fix the wall street landscape now ! Right now its a eye sore for Norwalk and everyone involved.

Kyle W Baker August 30, 2018 at 11:26 pm

Can someone just go down there and demolish that monstrosity of a structure and give us parking back???? For the health of the Norwalk downtown businesses. \For crying out loud….we dont neeed more apartments!! GO AWAY POKO!

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