Bob Duff

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Bob Duff

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June 3, 2024
Senator Bob Duff


Duff, Norwalk Delegation Applaud Over $7 Million for Norwalk

HARTFORD – Today, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, Rep. Lucy Dathan, Rep. Dominique Johnson, Rep. Kadeem Roberts, and Rep. Travis Simms applauded the announcement of over $7 million in state bonding funding for local Norwalk projects.

The bond agenda includes $300,000 in new funding for expansion and renovations of 7,000 square feet of space for new dressing rooms, production facilities, and other amenities at the Music Theatre of Connecticut. Located on Westport Avenue it is the leading professional theatre and conservatory in Norwalk. Music Theatre of Connecticut seeks to preserve, present, and extend the greatest traditions of American theatre through immersive professional performances and educational programming of the highest quality.

Side by Side Charter School will receive $268,922 for electrical service upgrade, air conditioning upgrade, staff room renovation, exterior doors, and flooring. Side by Side is a regional public charter school located in the heart of downtown South Norwalk educating 235  Pre-K through 8th grade students.

In addition, the bond agenda will officially approve two previous projects put forth by the Community Investment Fund.

Norwalk Housing Authority will receive $3,444,751 for a project at 45 Meadow St. The funds will support replacement of 54 units of obsolete affordable housing with 55 modern, energy efficient, affordable housing units and amenities.

Norwalk Redevelopment Agency will receive $3,000,000 for South Norwalk streetscape improvements. The funds will go toward significant capital improvements to public infrastructure to support pedestrian infrastructure and align with completed mobility study.

“Another day and another large investment from the state of Connecticut in Norwalk,” said Senator Duff. “This round of state bonding money will provide for improvement in housing, the arts, education, and traffic and pedestrian safety. I would like to thank Governor Lamont and the bond commission for approving these projects and continuing to support our great city.”

“I applaud the vital funding for the arts, housing, education and streetscape improvements, as these investments enrich our communities, foster creativity and improve the quality of life for our residents,” said Rep. Lucy Dathan. “I am grateful to my Norwalk colleagues for our collaborative efforts advocating for our city, and to the governor for prioritizing these projects.”

“I could not be more pleased that Norwalk will be receiving more funding to assist in the expansion of several projects for which its residents can be proud, including affordable housing at 45 Meadow Street,” said Rep. Travis Simms. “I would like to thank Governor Lamont and the bond commission for their support.”

“This bond allocation is another example of the state’s commitment to Norwalk. I am excited that our city is set to receive funding that will make Norwalk an even better community for residents and visitors alike. Thank you to thank Governor Lamont and the bond commission for your approval of these projects,” said Rep. Kadeem Roberts.

“I’d like to thank Governor Lamont and the bond commission for allocating $7 million to Norwalk. These projects will go a long way towards strengthening the city, and I look forward to seeing how this investment benefits the community,” said Rep. Dominique Johnson.

“These projects are each focused on improving the quality of life for the residents of Norwalk, and I am glad that our administration could work with Senator Duff on getting them approved,” Governor Ned Lamont said.

The bond agenda is set to be formally approved on June 7, 2024.

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