Revitalization has begun and is spreading throughout the City of Norwalk, Connecticut. This report focuses on how to revitalize the South Norwalk Railroad Station and the adjacent neighborhood. The study objectives are: 1) to assess the current problems at the station and the neighborhood; 2) to determine the potential improvements and developments; 3) to prepare an improvement plan; and 4) to present an implementation strategy for station and neighborhood improvements. Key goals identified by the study team are: Railroad station--to improve facilities for rail and bus commuters, upgrade maintenance and security, and minimize parking congestion; and Relationship to neighborhood--to utilize the station improvements as an anchor to enhance economic revitalization in the surrounding neighborhood, and develop pedestrian movement between the train station and the Washington Street business district. The study evaluated development alternatives for the train station and identified several opportunities such as all-day use of train station buildings, establishment of retail businesses, parking, and commercial development in the neighborhood. Basically, the plan resulting from this study calls for redeveloping the station itself, which would ultimately develop strong links to neighborhood economic development. The study concluded that the most effective and economical way for the City to accomplish this is to designate a private developer to finance and rehabilitate the buildings as well as to lease out the available building space to active tenants and to provide professional services including upgraded maintenance, property management and improved security services for the entire station and lot area.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    100 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 400
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1985-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 107 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00455177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-CT-08-0056-85
  • Contract Numbers: UMTA-CT-08-0056
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1986 12:00AM