More than development. Norwalk redevelopment.

Maps of the Connectivity area

Maps of the study area.

Parking Advisory Committee

The Urban Corridor Parking Plan has an Advisory Committee.  The Committee’s Scope, Agendas, Minutes, and related materials are all posted here.  For information about the impetus and rationale for the planning endeavor, go here. About the Committee Committee Members Committee Scope Consultant Deliverables Supply and Demand Technical Memorandum Best Practices Survey Existing Conditions Phase Meeting […]

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Yankee Doodle to Norwalk Public Library

The walk from Yankee Doodle Garage to the Norwalk Public Library exemplifies one of Norwalk’s greatest parking problems: despite the availability of nearby affordable parking spaces for a popular destination, the spaces are shunned in favor of cruising for on-street spaces, more costly and/or disallowed private parking, or user frustration and forfeit.  The garage is […]

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Wall to Wall

An often overlooked but important parking resource to the Wall Street district is the eponymous lot located on the old Mechanic Street behind what is now the Bank of America.  This lot contains 93 parking spaces and primarily serves the offices and businesses directly adjoining it.  It is also the lot on which businesses on […]

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Main to Hoyt

In addition to serving the businesses east of the river, and south of the lot, the Main Street Parking Lot also serves the businesses above it lining Main Street, such as Mike’s Ristorante, La Paella, New York Deli, BJ Ryan’s, etc. The map and videos below show the walk from the parking lot north. The […]

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Maritime Garage to Washington Street

It is common to hear that “there’s not enough parking in SoNo,” especially in the context of discussions about night-time visits to the district. In fact, there is usually ample available parking a quick 5-minute walk away at the Maritime Parking Garage. When this is pointed out to people, the discussion turns to the pedestrian […]

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Maritime Garage to North Main

After Washington Street, the second busiest street in SoNo, especially at night, is North Main Street. Also within easy walking distance (defined as less than 1,320 ft. or under 5 minutes at average walking speed) of the Maritime Garage, business on North Main Street is another optimal user pool for the Maritime Garage, especially on […]

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Main Street to Mill Hill

The Main-High Streets parking lot contains 90 parking spaces and primarily serves the portion of the district that lies east of the river. The largest nearby public attraction is Historic Mill Hill Park. The following map and videos show the walk between this parking lot and attraction. The walk during the daytime:   The walk […]

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South Norwalk Area Parking

click for a .pdf of this map As shown in the map above, virtually every significant destination within SoNo lies within easy walking distance of the district’s largest parking facilities, the Maritime Garage or the Webster Lot (“easy walking distance” being defined as less than 1,320 feet, or 5 minutes at average walking speed).   However, […]

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Webster to SoNo

The Webster Lot, like the Haviland Lot, mostly serves the uses it directly adjoins.  Many of the spaces are permitted exclusively to specific users, while other businesses hold a number of permits in the lot.   At nighttime, the cinema uses up much of the lot.  However, since those walks are all short and direct, and […]

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Parking and the Pedestrian Experience

Of the many parking problems Norwalk faces, believe it or not, supply is not one of them.  As this map shows, proximity, also, does not appear to be the problem.  Rather, according to stakeholder interviews, Norwalk’s problem appears to be one of simply not liking the parking that’s most available.  Since people can access sufficient, […]

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