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Land Use and Building Management Committee

  • Rowayton ‘dumping ground’ up for sale, again

    Rowayton ‘dumping ground’ up for sale, again

    Nobody wanted a small piece of Rowayton property when it was offered in the Norwalk Tax Sale, twice, but now its new neighbors would like to take ownership of it. The question is, what’s it worth?

  • Norwalk Council denies BoE request for new school on Chestnut Street

    NORWALK, Conn. — Common Council members on Wednesday denied the Norwalk Board of Education’s request to demolish the existing Columbus Magnet School and build a new one in its place. Instead, the Council’s Land Use and Building Management Committee voted to go ahead with the planned renovation of the Chestnut Street school building, rather than…

  • Norwalk Land Trust seeks $200K from city for White Barn Preserve

    Correction, 2 p.m.: Land Trust must get approval from Conservation Fund national Board. NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Land Trust is seeking $200,000 in city funds to help it purchase the White Barn Property. This would come from the Open Space Fund, which has a balance of $215,926, and would help the Land Trust borrow…

  • Norwalk Hospital looking to develop YMCA property

    NORWALK, Conn. — The defunct-Norwalk YMCA would be turned into mixed-use development, to include medical uses and retail, in a plan being developed by Norwalk Hospital. This would involve the hospital buying two adjacent lots from the city.

  • DiScala seeks Norwalk property for SoNo TOD apartment building

    NORWALK, Conn. – Beginning steps are being made on a new development in close proximity to the South Norwalk railroad station. The concept from M.F. DiScala & Company to build 40 to 50 apartments on Martin Luther King Drive involves a quirky piece of property with unclear ownership, which is what brought the matter in…

  • Fillow Street’s ‘little red house’ likely to remain for a while

    NORWALK, Conn. – There’s no rush to dispose of 127 Fillow St., Common Council members said this week. The property was acquired by Norwalk as part of the settlement of the lawsuit with the Al Madany Islamic Center. At the time, one year ago, the legal department suggested that it could be sold, but members…

  • Norwalk struggles to split its long term-childcare programs

    NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk is poised to announce its new provider for the School Readiness program, which has been taken away from the Norwalk Housing Authority, Early Childhood Coordinator Mary Oster said Wednesday. “We worked on that really today, we spent a lot of time on the phone with the mayor and the superintendent, but…

  • Norwalk Council members look to ‘work it out’ with Stewart and lease at Ben Franklin

    NORWALK, Conn. – Something can be worked out with Sharon Stewart, her fellow Common Council members said Wednesday in advancing a renewal of her lease at the Ben Franklin Center. The discussion at the Land Use and Building Management Committee meeting, held at the Oak Hills Restaurant on the Green, included references to the city’s…

  • Stewart’s ‘great deal’ up for inspection Wednesday evening

    NORWALK, Conn. – A deal to rent part of a Norwalk building to a Norwalk Common Councilwoman is up for renewal, and things are not going smoothly. The Common Council voted 12-1 on Aug. 12, 2014, to lease a room at the Ben Franklin Center to Helping Our People Excell Inc. (HOPE), or, to Councilwoman…

  • Oak Hills’ nature area would triple under plan

    NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk is considering putting a lockbox around two pieces of its land, metaphorically and legally speaking, to prevent them from being developed in the future, or at least make it very unlikely. Common Council members on Wednesday indicated willingness to agree with the Oak Hills Park Authority Nature Advisory Committee’s first outward sign…

  • Norwalk church taking second shot at honorary road renaming

    NORWALK, Conn. — An honorary road renaming may happen soon under the Common Council’s new ordinance. It would be for the church that Councilman David Watts (D-District A) made the topic of much commentary at the Oct. 28 Council meeting. The Land Use and Building Management Committee is scheduled to discuss on Wednesday a request…

  • Norwalk City Hall will stay powered up in future, Sandy-like storm or no

    NORWALK, Conn. – In a tour that brought up reminiscences of high school, Norwalk Common Council members were shown the new boilers and generator at City Hall last week. The 800-kilowatt generator, which resembles a truck trailer, sits on a 1,500-gallon diesel tank outside the building, next to Concert Hall. It’s intended to keep the air…

  • Norwalk sends Habitat for Humanity back to the drawing board

    Correction, 2:20 p.m.: John Igneri is not on the Land Use Committee and he wasn’t at the meeting. NORWALK, Conn. – Good causes collided Thursday night as about 40 Norwalk homeowners descended upon a normally sleepy Norwalk council committee meeting to protect the quality of their neighborhood and see that a promise made 30 years…