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South Norwalk Community Center given green light for city funding

NORWALK, Conn. – The South Norwalk Community Center is likely to get an upgrade with city funds, a press release said.

The center’s request for a $100,000 Community Development Block Grant has been recommended for approval by the Common Council Planning Committee, the release said.

“The SNCC is very excited about the grant approval,” stated SNCC Chairman Warren Peña, a Common Councilman. “The Center will utilize the grant by upgrading the building’s first floor bathrooms and then we’ll look to reconstruct our waiting room or reception area, which will give the Center a brand new look.  In the next few weeks, we’ll be putting together an RFP (request for proposals) and bidding the project out. This is the first step in our re-branding initiative.”

The center occupies the first floor of 98 South Main Street. NEON (Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now) is on the second floor.

The draft Annual Action Plan, which includes SNCC’s recommended CDBG grant, will be available for public comment beginning at noon Friday, March 15. A public hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, at a location to be announced. The opportunity to comment will end at noon, April 15.

The planning committee will review comments and revise the plan accordingly before sending it to the council for adoption. It will then be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for final review and approval.

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4 responses to “South Norwalk Community Center given green light for city funding”

  1. LWitherspoon

    $100,000 seems like a lot of money for new bathrooms and a refurbished waiting room. Why is the cost so high?

  2. jlightfield

    CDBG funds are reimbursable after the expenditure and require a match, which I think is 1 to 1 in this case. That means that the project they submitted would have a cost of $200k.

  3. LWitherspoon

    $200k for new bathrooms and a refurbished waiting area?

  4. Tim T

    LWitherspoon
    Actually the article say 100000 not 200000 as that was what another poster said and not the article . That seems to be a very good price for new bathrooms ( as in 2) and a waiting area..Actually a very good price,

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