Wall Street Place, in October.
The other day I tried going to see a movie at the Garden Cinema, the one theatre in Norwalk where you can be confident you will get to see premier foreign and domestic films that don’t always play at more commercial theatres. But I had to return home.
There was no place to park.
POKO Partner’s Wall Street Place.
What a mess.
Gone are the parking spaces that used to be available to the patrons of the theatre, shops and restaurants in the area. In its place is a monstrosity wrapped in Dupont’s white Tyvek with a fence around it referred to now as simply POKO.
POKO is poking the city in the eye.
City officials: please do the patrons of the Garden Cinema and the restaurants and shops in the area a favor and get rid of it.
Tear it down and bring back the parking spaces.
Then work on figuring how to avoid POKO like boondoggles in the future.
The whole process that led to the mess needs to be investigated transparently. Who initiated the project? How did the Planning and Zoning Commission, other municipal bodies, and the Common Council end up approving it? How did it end up getting state support? Etc.
And most immediately: what is going to be done to clean up the mess before the Garden Cinema, restaurants and shops in the area are driven out of business?