The Wall Street Neighborhood Association (“WSNA”) has built significant momentum over the past six months. We are residents, retailers, business owners and building owners located in the Wall/Main Street neighborhood. We came together to help foster the transformation of this once thriving business district into what we all know it could be – a classic urban corridor where people live/work and enjoy the benefit of local retailers, restaurants and nightly entertainment, all within walking distance.
As residents, business owners, and building owners, we understand what is, has and continues to impede this area’s progress. We are not here to complain – we see the possibility and we are invested in making that happen. While none of us has all the answers, together, through constant dialogue and listening we have developed a comprehensive plan of revitalization that is supported by a large, and growing number of stakeholders. This includes, but is not limited to, the following initiatives:
- to support the arts and entertainment on Wall Street through music, film and visual arts events;
- to help our vendors prosper through advertising, events, training and cross marketing;
- to treat the Wall/Main area as an open-air mall with a complimentary and healthy competitive tenant mix;
- to re-open the Wall Street Train Station, essential to foster economic vitality;
- to improve the view and recreational access to the Norwalk River;
- to work with other non-profit groups, including the CNNA, and the City in public/private partnership to improve streetscapes, safety and maintenance;
- to encourage the re-writing of the City’s zoning ordinance and policies to be more in line with current trends in urban revitalization and sustainability.
WSNA is organized, diversified, focused and vibrant and open to anyone who wants to be part of this exciting adventure. We believe our next step is to team with an experienced advisor to help us move Wall Street to the next level. We believe we have found that advisor in the “CT Main Street Center” organization.
Wall Street Neighborhood Association Chairwoman