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  • New Norwalk POCD given thumbs up, thoughtful criticisms

    Updated, 4 p.m. Nov. 5: Copy edit. Updated, 8:46 a.m.: Copy edits NORWALK, Conn. – The long-awaited first draft of the 2018 city-wide master plan received its first criticisms Tuesday, and some proclaimed it well-done. “I think you have made tremendous progress in the last four or five months,” Planning Commissioner David Davidson said, during a joint meeting…

  • Nowalk ponders tomorrow at master plan outreach session

    NORWALK, Conn. — Protecting the coastline, supporting the schools and preventing overdevelopment. Reportedly, there was a consensus at Saturday’s Norwalk Tomorrow meeting, the first public outreach session to develop a new master plan, otherwise known as the Plan of Conservation and Development.

  • Norwalk readies outreach for forward-thinking master plan

    NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s effort to build tomorrow will debut shortly with a new website, seeking opinions from the public while it provides information. The Plan of Conservation and Development Oversight Committee met Wednesday to get a sneak peek at http://tomorrow.norwalkct.org/, which developer David Snyder of the Snyder Group said would go live in a…

  • Norwalk neighbors consider new master plan

    NORWALK, Conn. – It’s time for Norwalk to come up with a vision of itself, activists said, in discussing the upcoming update for Norwalk’s master plan. Neighborhood leaders attending a recent Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhood Associations (CNNA) meeting grilled Planning and Zoning Director Steven Kleppin about the Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD), offering suggestions…

  • Straniti calls for immediate and public master plan development

    NORWALK, Conn. – Republican mayoral candidate Kelly Straniti on Tuesday released a plan of action to address the city’s current planning and zoning in the face of thousands of new apartment units and their possible impact on an already over-crowded school system.

  • Former Norwalk Councilman: P&Z split was largely inspired by inadequate sewage treatment plant

    Former Norwalk Councilman: P&Z split was largely inspired by inadequate sewage treatment plant

    NORWALK, Conn. – While former Mayor Bill Collins talks “big box stores” in relation to the separation of Norwalk Planning from Norwalk Zoning in the ’80s, former Common Council President Ed Lyons tells a different story – and it’s not pretty. Lyons said Norwalk got called out for dumping of raw sewage into Long Island…

  • The OHPA’S sales pit… um, Master Plan

    Remarks prepared for the Nov. 13 Common Council’s Finance Committee meeting. Mr. Cantor delivered much of this message to the committee. To the Editor: The Oak Hills Park Authority (OHPA) determined the golf course it manages couldn’t survive without an outside source of revenue from a large commercial driving range.  So it issued a request…

  • Greene defends ‘advisory’ Norwalk master plan

    NORWALK, Conn. – The merits and enforceability of a master plan for Norwalk were debated Thursday in a discussion that touched on the expense of such a project in contrast to the possible benefits. “I am wondering why on earth should we pay money to get stuff done that we are going to do probably…

  • The shame of it all

    To the Editor: The Oak Hills Park Authority has a bridge it wants to sell taxpayers. The bridge is really a sales pitch for $2,413,500 in taxpayer-subsidized loans to construct a large, double-decker, 36-bay commercial driving range and upgrade each of the 18 holes of the golf course.

  • Council asked to turn down Oak Hills plan

    To the Editor: The following is a copy of a letter sent to the Common Council and copied to the media by Paul Cantor and signed by several other Norwalk residents. Dear Members of the Common Council: The Oak Hills Park Authority is seeking your approval for a document euphemistically called a Master Plan that…