Contact: Dave Steuber
October 21, 2011
NORWALK—State Senator Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) and House Minority Leader Larry Cafero (R-Norwalk) announced today that the State Bond Commission is expected next week to approve $5 million for public improvements associated with the Waypointe mixed-use development proposed for the West Avenue Corridor area.
According to a published report, under the name ‘Norwalk Town Center,’ the latest Waypointe plan calls for constructing 325 apartments, 33,654 square feet of retail, 11,550 square feet of restaurant space and a 626-space parking garage in the area bounded by West Avenue, Merwin and Orchard streets.
“The Waypointe development has necessarily evolved over the years due in part to the global recession, but they have stuck with it and are ready to move ahead with some assistance from the state,” Sen. Duff said. “The most important point is that Norwalk continues to be a place that is attracting vibrant, creative development that provides jobs and spurs regional economic growth. And that’s a good investment.”
“The state’s continued support of the Waypointe development ensures the momentum for this very important and exciting project,” Rep Cafero said. “While it has undergone some changes in the scope of the redevelopment of the downtown area, the mixed use Waypointe blue print represents Norwalk’s future.’’
The State Bond Commission is scheduled to meet Friday, October 28 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 1-E of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
Legislative Office Building
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
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