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Agenda – Tues. Feb. 13th, 2017 Meeting, 5:30-6:30pm Fat Cat Pie Co.

 

    Take Pride in Your Norwalk Neighborhood

“The Mission of the Norwalk Green Association is to promote local community initiatives and improve the zone’s “livability and walkability” via expanded use of pedestrian walkways, cross-walks and bike routes to enhance safety and improve traffic flows through Central Norwalk”.

 To: Working Party List: 

Diane Jellerette                        Norwalk Historical Society, Mill Hill Park

Shannan Milillo                       First Congregational Church

Diane Cece                              Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhoods

Bob Giolitto                             St. Paul’s on the Green

Marija Bryant                           Morgan Ave, Res. / First District Water Dept.

Elsa Peterson                            East Ave, Res. / First District Water Dept.

Michael Church                        Head of the Harbor South, Smith Street

Anthony DiLauro                     Human Services Council, Park Street

Leslie Soyland                         William Raveis Real Estate, Park Street

John Zervos                              Lewis Street Res., DVB Commercial RE

Suzanne Ancona                      Fat Cat Pie Company, Wall Street

Andrea Cross                           Axel Interiors, North Avenue

Barrett Lester                           Highview Avenue, Resident

Sherri Gallina                           Yoga 203, 3-5 Wall Street

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Our last Group Meeting before POCD – Norwalk’s 10yr Citywide Plan !

Time to Focus on Branding the Norwalk Green Neighborhood  !

  1.           COMMUNITY OUTREACH (POCD – 10yr CITY PLAN) – “Norwalk Tomorrow”        

> Monday, March 26th, City Hall 125 East Avenue – Main Library (STAY TUNED)

> Hosted by Planning & Zoning & Stantec Consulting

> Norwalk Green Association /  “The Green” Neighborhood invited to attend

> Partnered with Wall Street District & Neighborhoods East (Strawberry Hill)

> Marketing Materials TBD and Distributed by Planning & Zoning

> NGA to help “spread the word” via Social Media / Website / E-mail

> Vision represents community’s hopes and aspirations for next 20 years

 >            OPEN FORUM – OPPORTUNITY to EXPRESS VIEWS ON NORWALK’s FUTURE!

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  1.            BRANDING / RAISING PROFILE OF THE NORWALK GREEN NEIGHBORHOOD

> Establish “The Green” as the MODEL Neighborhood in Central Norwalk

> “Urban Ecosystem” includes city-dwellers / professionals / businesses / visitors > 800-1000 residents populate over 240 apartments in approx 27 buildings

> Cultural & Commemorative Events / 3 Churches & Synagogue / Open Space

> Summer Concert Series / Religious Holidays & Events / Farmer’s Markets

> Group of 54 buildings Listed in 1987 on National Register of Historic Places

> Borders Wall Street / Rapid Transformation / Development / New Business Growth

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3UP          UPDATE ON PEDESTRIAN MOBILITY / CROSS-WALKS / SAFETY

> Meeting on Jan. 22nd – Norwalk Traffic Authority / DPW / Police / Mayor & Admin.

> Approvals / Implementation / Coordination with DPW & other Counterparties

> Leverage NGA’s representation on Pedestrian Plan Task Force (Craighead)

(“NorWalker” program and NorWalker Pedestrian Routes)

> Leverage NGA’s relationships with Norwalk Bike / Walk Commission

> Leverage NGA’s relationships with Senate Majority Leader, Political Reps, etc.

Location                                                                                     Counterparty                       

(#1.) Intersection Route 1 / France Street                                    (State of CT)

(#2.) Intersection Route 1 / East Avenue                                    (State of CT)

(#3.) Cross-walk St. Paul’s Place / East Ave                        (DPW)

(#4.) Cross-walk FCChurch / Park St / Green                          (DPW)

(#5.) Cross-walk Lewis Way / Wall Street                        (First Taxing District)

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DRAFT DESCRIPTION OF NEIGHBORHOOD

The Norwalk Green 

The Norwalk Green section of the city is a diverse, centrally located urban neighborhood that offers a unique combination of distinctive residential and commercial buildings surrounding a beautiful, wooded two acre park which serves as the heart of the local community.

At the neighborhood’s core is the Norwalk Green Historic District, a group of 54 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the First Congregational Church and Mill Hill Historic Park.

In recent years, the area has experienced a dramatic revival with many of its magnificent homes and buildings changing ownership alongside significant residential development which reflects the growing demand for apartment-style living in urban environments.

The Green itself boasts a variety of cultural, social and religious events throughout the year including a Summer concert series, American commemorative events, tree lighting and caroling over the Christmas season, as well as two seasonal Farmer’s Markets hosted by the churches.

A neighborhood group recently formed the Norwalk Green Association to “promote local community initiatives and improve the zone’s livability and walkability via expanded use of pedestrian walkways, cross-walks and bike routes to enhance safety and improve traffic flows through Central Norwalk”.

Bordering the Norwalk River and the burgeoning Wall Street District to the west and the residential Bettswood and Morgan neighborhoods to the east, The Norwalk Green neighborhood now offers more than 220 apartment units in over two dozen buildings with a population estimated between 800 hundred and 1000 full time residents.

Agenda – Tues. Jan 16th, 2018 Meeting, 5:30-6:30 Fat Cat Pie Co., Wall Street

Take Pride in Your Norwalk Neighborhood

“The Mission of the Norwalk Green Association is to promote local community initiatives and improve the zone’s “livability and walkability” via expanded use of pedestrian walkways, cross-walks and bike routes to enhance safety and improve traffic flows through Central Norwalk”.

 

 To: Working Party List: 

Diane Jellerette                      Norwalk Historical Society, Mill Hill Park

Shannan Milillo                     First Congregational Church

Diane Cece                            Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhoods

Bob Giolitto                           St. Paul’s on the Green

Marija Bryant                        Morgan Ave, Res. / First District Water Dept.

Elsa Peterson                         East Ave, Res. / First District Water Dept.

Michael Church                     Head of the Harbor South, Smith Street

Anthony DiLauro                  Human Services Council, Park Street

Leslie Soyland                       William Raveis Real Estate, Park Street

John Zervos                           Lewis Street Res., DVB Commercial RE

Suzanne Ancona                    Fat Cat Pie Company, Wall Street

Andrea Cross                         Axel Interiors, North Avenue

Barrett Lester                         Highview Avenue, Resident

Elizabeth Kamar                    William Raveis Real Estate, Park Street

 

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Happy 2018 to All!

So many GREAT things to cover from December!

Tremendous Progress – Our Neighborhood is improving every day!

 

TRAFFIC CONGESTION / PEDESTRIAN MOBILITY / SAFETY

(recap: Bob Giollito/ Diane Jellerette / Andrea Cross

> Meeting on Dec. 15th – Traffic Intersections & Cross-Walks

> Approvals / Implementation / Coordination with DPW

Senator Bob Duff, Majority Leader of the Connecticut State Senate

Bruce Chimento, Norwalk Department of Public Works Director

Lieutenant Terry Blake, Public Information Officer Norwalk Police Dept.

(#1.) Intersection Route 1 / France Street

(#2.) Intersection Route 1 / East Avenue

(#3.) Cross-walk St. Paul’s Place / East Ave / Parkhill Ave

(#4.) Cross-walk Lewis Street / Park Street / Norwalk Green

(#5.) Cross-walk Lewis Way / Brook St / Wall Street

Study for Proposed Rotary at the 5 Points Intersection (East Ave / Wall / Park)

 

Action Point: Follow-up with DPW / Norwalk Bike/ Walk Commission

“NORWALK TOMORROW CITYWIDE PLAN” – POCD  

(Plan of Conservation & Development – 10yr Plan)

SEE LINK ON E-MAIL BELOW FROM CNNA

> Spring 2018 – City of Norwalk will be formulating its citywide plan & strategy

> Vision represents the community’s hopes and aspirations for the next 20 years

> City of Norwalk / Stantec Consulting will be collecting resident feedback and conducting an Outreach Program / Plan Development via Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhoods

Norwalk Green Association joined with Wall Street District to help source information

Action Point: NGA to help coordinate Community Visioning, timing, venue, format

***  Norwalk Green Association ***

 SPREAD THE WORD – INCREASE AWARENESS – EXPAND MEMBERSHIP

Please send e-mail addresses

Norwalk Green Association Website: http://norwalkgreen.com/

 

 

From: Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhood Associations
Sent: 06 January 2018 23:50
To: Bradford Craighead
Subject: CNNA news, POCD Community Visioning report

Dear CNNA Members and friends:

  • Reminder that CNNA meets on Monday, January 22, 2018, Room 101 City Hall – watch for updates on the agenda, including bylaw revisions and call for Executive Committee members…
  • Also, please note the report on the November 18, 2017, POCD Community Visioning Workshop is now available from consultant Stantec – click here:

http://tomorrow.norwalkct.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Report-NorwalkCitywidePlan-VisioningForumsm.pdf

Please click HERE to visit the Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhood Associations web site.

Agenda – Dec. 5th, 2017 Meeting, 5:30-7:00pm Fat Cat

Take Pride in Your Norwalk Neighborhood

“The Mission of the Norwalk Green Association is to promote local community initiatives and improve the zone’s “livability and walkability” via expanded use of pedestrian walkways, cross-walks and bike routes to enhance safety and improve traffic flows through Central Norwalk”.

To: Working Party List: 

Diane Jellerette              Norwalk Historical Society, Mill Hill Historic Park

Shannan Milillo             First Congregational Church

Diane Cece                    Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhood Associations

Bob Giolitto                   St. Paul’s on the Green

Marija Bryant                 Morgan Ave, Resident / First District Water Dept.

Elsa Peterson                  East Ave, Resident / First District Water Dept.

Michael Church              Head of the Harbor South, Smith Street

Anthony DiLauro           Human Services Council, Park Street

Leslie Soyland                William Raveis Real Estate, Park Street

John Zervos                    Lewis Street, Resident

Suzanne Ancona             Fat Cat Pie Company, Wall Street

Andrea Cross                  Axel Interiors, North Avenue

Barrett Lester                  Resident, Highview Avenue,

Elizabeth Kamar             William Raveis Real Estate, Park Street

 

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Dear All – Please join us on Tuesday to discuss the following topics:

(See Overview Map and Location Specific Maps for Detail)

TRAFFIC CONGESTION / PEDESTRIAN MOBILITY / SAFETY

Ø  Update on Traffic Intersections

 

(next Meeting on Dec. 15th (Reps: Bob Giollito/ Diane Jellerette / Andrea Cross)

(Senator Bob Duff and Team, by invitation)

#1.) Intersection Route 1 / France Street

#2.) Intersection Route 1 / East Avenue

Action Point: Specific Recommendations Required

Ø  Update on Cross-Walks

SEE ATTACHMENTS

(next Meeting on Dec. 4th (Rep: Brad Craighead)

(City of Norwalk -Walking Plan Task Force)

(#3.) Cross-walk St. Paul’s Place / East Ave / Parkhill Ave

(#4.) Cross-walk Lewis Street / Park Street / Norwalk Green

(#5.) Cross-walk Lewis Way / Brook St / Wall Street

 

Action Point: Specific Recommendations Required

Ø  Update on POCD (City of Norwalk 10yr Plan of Conservation & Development)

(next Meetings  Jan / Feb / March) (Reps: Marija Bryant / Elsa Peterson / Brad Craighead)

(City of Norwalk / Stantec Consulting )

Plan Development / Outreach Program via Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhoods

Norwalk Green to be joined with Wall Street District to source feedback

Action Point: Specific Recommendations Required

Ø  City of Norwalk Tree Replacement Program  (TBD)

Ø  Curb-side Leaf Collection Program  (TBD)

HELP SPREAD THE WORD – INCREASE AWARENESS – EXPAND MEMBERSHIP

Norwalk Green Association                Nov. 14th, 2017

Take Pride in Your Norwalk Neighborhood   

“The Mission of the Norwalk Green Association is to promote local community initiatives and improve the zone’s “livability and walkability” via expanded use of pedestrian walkways, cross-walks and bike routes to enhance safety and improve traffic flows through Central Norwalk”.

 To: Working Party List: 

(See draft Materials) 

Diane Jellerette         Norwalk Historical Society, Mill Hill Historic Park

Shannan Milillo         First Congregational Church

Diane Cece               Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhood Associations

Bob Giolitto              St. Paul’s on the Green

Marija Bryant            Morgan Ave, Resident / First District Water Dept.

Elsa Peterson            East Ave, Resident / First District Water Dept.

Anthony DiLauro      Human Services Council, Park Street

Leslie Soyland          William Raveis Real Estate, Park Street

John Zervos              Lewis Street, Resident

Suzanne Ancona       Fat Cat Pie Company, Wall Street

Andrea Cross            Axel Interiors, North Avenue

Elizabeth Kamar        William Raveis Real Estate, Park Street 

 

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 Agenda – Nov. 14th Meeting, 5:30-7:00pm (Fat Cat)

Dear All –

Please join us on Tuesday to discuss the following topics:

(See draft Materials)

> PEDESTRIAN CROSS-WALKS – St. Paul’s Place / East Ave / Park St  / The Green (series of maps with detail for specific proposals to connect pedestrians thru The Green)
> TRAFFIC RELIEF – Maps of Rt 1 / France Street and Rt 1 / East Ave for specific recommendations to relieve traffic congestion
> CITY OF NORWALK TREE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM – How do we ENFORCE – Proposal
> CURB-SIDE LEAF COLLECTION PROGRAM – How do we INTRODUCE in Central Norwalk – Proposal
> POCD update – Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhood Association’s Master Plan & Community Forums
> SPREAD THE WORD – Please send e-mail addresses to EXPAND DISTRIBUTION LIST & MEMBERSHIP
> NGA WEBSITE – We are building an independent NGA website for Jan. 2018 delivery –  (all materials updated / added here after Nov 14th Meeting)

Norwalk Green Association, October 3, 2017

Thank you:  First District Water Dept. (Marija & Elsa) for getting the lighting going again on Lewis Way!

What a difference it makes and as the leaves fall and days get shorter I suspect more people will notice and appreciate this quaint & unique pathway that connects the Green area via Lewis Street to Wall Street – talk about “Walkability”!

> N.G.A. Mission Statement

to be submitted to CNNA as attached; upon completion of additional paragraph (text) detailing a brief history of the neighborhood (timeline)

[DRAFT Timeline]

  • [Pre-1851] Town Center / Town Green / Common Area with First Congregational Church / St. Paul’s Episcopal / The Green
  • [1851-1925] Established as one of Norwalk’s premier neighborhoods w/ construction of many large residential homes
  • [1880-1900] Morgan Avenue developed by Frederick Lockwood
  • [1945-1975] Period of transition towards Norwalk’s commercial center for professionals w/ office buildings & conversions
  • [1981] Norwalk Green Historic District designation established via National Register of Historic Places
  • [1990-2010] Period of decline – businesses close & professionals exit Central Norwalk; properties vacant for years
  • [2015- present] “Revitalization” of area surrounding Green; large-scale development projects on Wall Street

> N.G.A. Map

  • (“defined as the eastern quadrant of Central Norwalk within a 5-minute walk from the center of the Green”).
  • (“includes both residential and commercial landowners and tenants in addition to members of the religious organizations and cultural institutions located in and around The Green and Mill Hill Historic Park”).

NEXT STEPS:

  • Clean up NGA Map so that it only reflects the relevant Landmarks and Institutions, no commercial establishments
  • Focus group’s attention to pursuing one of our core objectives:

“to support the “liveability and walkability” of the zone through the expanded use of pedestrian walkways, cross-walks and bike routes to enhance safety and help manage traffic flows through Central Norwalk”…

NEXT MEETING (Tuesday, Nov 14th):

  • Produce detailed maps w/ close-ups of “problematic” intersections & recommend solutions to improve traffic flow
  • Produce detailed maps w/ close-ups of proposed pedestrian cross-walks to promote connectivity between Norwalk Green, Mill Hill Historic Park and Wall Street.    

 

Thank you all for your participation and support!

Please feel free to forward this email on and ask people to contact me directly if they want to join our distribution list.

 

Norwalk Green Association Oct 2nd, 2017

To: Working Party List:

Diane Jellerette Norwalk Historical Society, Mill Hill Historic Park

Shannan Milillo First Congregational Church

Diane Cece Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhood Associations

Bob Giolitto St. Paul’s on the Green

Marija Bryant Morgan Avenue, Resident / First District Water Dept.

Elsa Peterson East Avenue Resident / First District Water Dept.

Anthony DiLauro Human Services Council, 1 Park Street

Leslie Soyland William Raveis Real Estate, 3 Park Street

John Zervos Lewis Street, Resident

Cc: General Distribution List:

Agenda – Oct. 3rd Meeting, 5:30-7:00pm (Fat Cat)

  • NGA – Formal Recognition & Membership in CNNA (update)
  • NGA – Mission Statement (submission pending, see attached)
  • NGA – Geographic Boundaries (submission pending, see attached)
  • NGA – Public Outreach Program re: 2018 Plan of Conservation & Development – (meeting to be scheduled by CNNA  with Wall Street and/or East Norwalk groups; timing TBD)
  • NGA –
    • “Mini-Master Plan” – creation
    • 2017 Objectives /  “Asks”
    • Recommendations for 2018 POCD
  • Promotion of NGA / Expand Membership & Distribution List

Norwalk Green Association

(Draft / updated ) Norwalk Green Association – Mission Statement

The mission of the Norwalk Green Association is to provide a centralized, interactive platform to promote connectivity through  cultural programs, educational events, and community initiatives or people living, working and visiting the Norwalk Green Historic District.

Additionally, the Norwalk Green Association seeks to support the “liveability and walkability” of the zone through the expanded use of pedestrian walkways, cross-walks and bike routes to enhance safety and help manage traffic flows through Central Norwalk.

(Draft / updated) Norwalk Green Association – Geographic Boundaries (Map)

The Norwalk Green Historic District represents the geographic core of the Norwalk Green Association and is further defined as the eastern quadrant of Central Norwalk within a 5 minute walk from the center of the Green.

The Norwalk Green Association includes both residential and commercial landowners and tenants in addition to members of the religious organizations and cultural institutions located in and around The Green and Mill Hill Historic Park.

2017 Objectives (based upon discussions from Sept. 5th NGA meeting):

Provide consensus input to the CNNA (Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhood Associations) for the 2018 POCD:

  • Complete Norwalk Green’s Community Vision Statement
  • Submit specific “asks”:
    • Formal recognition of Norwalk Green and Mill Hill Historic Park as an integral City of Norwalk neighborhood
    • Raise awareness and promote sense of community via Norwalk Green Association
    • Introduce a series of Pedestrian Crosswalks on East Avenue & Park Street to protect residents / enhance connectivity
    • Promote pedestrian connectivity via walkways thru Mill Hill Historic Park / Smith St / Wall Street / Freese Park
    • Promote pedestrian connectivity via walkway thru Lewis Way / Wall Street / Freese Park

 

Here is Norwalk’s 2018 Plan of Conservation and Development:

The POCD is a ten-year, state-mandated, planning document, meant to guide growth and development in our city. It also identifies strategies to protect important resources and attributes of Norwalk. The plan sets the table for many initiatives the city will undertake.

In addition to the POCD update, the City is conducting Redevelopment Plan updates to Wall Street, Washington Street and West Avenue, as well as a city-wide parking study.  In order to provide a singular message and outreach, we are currently contracting with a web development/public relations firm to coordinate outreach.

http://norwalkct.org/1684/2018-Plan-of-Conservation-Development

About Norwalk Green Association:

The mission of the Norwalk Green Association is to provide a centralized, interactive platform to promote cultural programs, educational events, and local community initiatives for people living, working and visiting the Norwalk Green Historic District.

http://lhdct.org/district/norwalk-green-historic-district

The Norwalk Green Association welcomes all local residents, property owners and businesses to participate in the NGA by identifying the needs of the community and to promote awareness of this unique historic neighborhood in Central Norwalk.

 

OUR NEXT MEETING IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th AT 7:00PM

CITY HALL ROOM 101

(Our meetings are held the 4th Monday of the month, unless noted here due to holidays….)

 

CNNA meets Monday September 25th, 7pm City Hall Room 101

SEPTEMBER meeting will focus on finalizing the CNNA Vision of Norwalk for the 2018 Master Plan and establishing/confirming Neighborhood Association’s Master Plan Community Forums.

IT’S MASTER PLANNING TIME 

IT’S COMING! The city is about to embark on the development of the 2018 Plan of Conservation and Development (master plan) which will guide future development, amenities, governance for the next 10 years.

The plan must include development guidelines covering essential elements, such as:

  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Open Space, Parks & Recreation
  • Cultural and Community Amenities
  • Environment and Infrastructure
  • Economic Development
  • Governance, Zoning, Urban Design

Start thinking about your vision for Norwalk: what you like, what needs improvement, how Norwalk residents can enjoy a better quality of life while preserving the character of our neighborhoods….

CNNA will send email updates to keep members informed on this important project.

If you are interested in serving on the CNNA sub-committee, please send a note using the Contact Us link on our main menu.

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ATTENTION ALL ASSOCIATIONS & RESIDENTS

BE A PART OF DECIDING THE FUTURE OF NORWALK…. CNNA MEETS MONDAY

The monthly meeting of the Coalition of Norwalk Neighborhood Associations (CNNA) is on Monday, March 27th, 7pm in Room 101 at City Hall.

The primary topic will be the city’s creation of the 2018 Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) or often referred to as the “Master Plan”, with an overview of the project process, followed by a discussion to agree on CNNA action steps to ensure extensive input from Neighborhood Associations and residents.

The state requires that the POCD is reviewed and updated every 10 years – it is the guiding document for development in the city, including consideration for housing, environment, transportation, recreation & open space, infrastructure, governance, schools, public safety services, historical preservation, conservation and sustainability. CNNA believes the POCD should be the blueprint for the vision, development and growth of the city and we are seeking members to participate on the CNNA POCD development sub-committee.

A  copy of the 2008 plan can be found at this link: http://norwalkct.org/DocumentCenter/View/389

All residents of Norwalk are always welcome, and CNNA Member Associations are each urged to send at least one representative to our monthly meetings.

NOTICES:

– NOTE: For complete Operating Budget process calendar, click here : http://norwalkct.org/DocumentCenter/View/10810

NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS: Please submit news and items of interest/concern no later than the Wednesday prior to each meeting.

Mission
To provide a common voice on larger Norwalk issues.

To inform members of important issues, meetings, events, etc.
To solicit fair and equal participation of each association.

Membership

  • Membership is open to all Norwalk neighborhood associations. Neighborhood associations with membership outside and including Norwalk shall be represented by the Norwalk portion of their membership.
  • Voting on issues before the coalition is limited to one vote per association.  Decisions will be decided by a majority of those present and voting.The Coalition meets the 4th Monday of the month, unless otherwise noted due to holidays.

Other Norwalk Community/Neighborhood Web Pages:

East Norwalk Neighborhood Association

 Harbor View

Norwalk Association of Silvermine Homeowners(NASH)

Rowayton Civic Association (RCA)

Village Creek

 West Norwalk Association