Major Active Development Projects in 2017

New outpatient addition at Norwalk Hospital

The following is a brief update on the numerous projects recently approved
or currently underway throughout the city.

Silvermine Tavern: 192, 193. 194 Perry Ave/1 River Rd: Silvermine Tavern Village District construct new barn, add 4 new units cluster housing, rehabilitate Silvermine Tavern buildings, convert mill buildings to single family residence with guest house, reconfigure existing parking lot and add valet parking. Construction complete on cluster homes, Mill House, inn and tavern; construction underway on country store.
Chestnut Hill Road: 329-335 Chestnut Hill Road – 9 unit conservation development approved in 2012. Under construction.
Silvermine Homes: 241 & 249 Silvermine Avenue – 4 lot subdivision approved in 2011. Construction underway.
St. George Greek Church: Bayne Street - 21,000 sf community center approved in 2007. Construction underway.
White Barn Theater: Special Properties III, LLC – 78 Cranbury Road/440 Newtown Ave – 15 unit conservation development – Approved; no permits issued for construction. Extension of time granted until April 2019.
Black Gold Enterprises: 479 Main Avenue – Replacement gas station. Construction underway..
Grist Mill Village: 150-174 Glover Ave – 710 unit Commercial Planned Residential development (3 separate sites) – Approved January 2016; appeal of decision settled March 2016. Building A under construction.
The Village: Main Norwalk LLC - 272-280 Main Ave - New 100,000 sf retail development - Approved April 2017; under appeal
V. Penna: 284 New Canaan Ave: Public utility contractor storage yard. Construction underway.
ServPro:  173 Main Street – Indoor contractor parking facility within existing building (formally Brandman’s Paint) – Approved November 2017.
Innovation Center:  15 Oakwood Ave - Proposed zoned change and new 24,000 sf office and R&D with 3 units - Pending application; public hearing scheduled for March 2018
Yew Street Partners: Brierwood Road - 5 unit conservation development - Pending application; public hearing scheduled for March 2018
Merritt 7 Train Station: Plan to upgrade station on Danbury Line RR under design by ConnDOT. Scheduled to start construction in 2018

Bright Beginnings: 517 Westport Ave Proposed child day care center - Pending application; public hearing scheduled for March 2018 
8 & 11 Willard Road: Swim Seventy LLC – Aquatic facility in existing bldg with 116 space parking lot across street. Aquatic center construction complete; parking lot under construction.


587 Connecticut Ave: New mixed use development with 98,576 sq ft self storage facility and 4 story 50 unit multifamily building approved in November 2014. Construction complete.
Chick-Fil-A: 467 Connecticut Ave/Rampart Road – New restaurant and 10,000 sf retail store. Construction complete.
Bridges by Epoch/RAP II, LLC: 123 Richards Ave – 72 unit congregate housing/assisted living – Construction complete.
104 Connecticut Ave: Replacement gas station & mini mart at existing gas station – Construction complete

Highpointe West: 74-88 Main St; 6-8 North Av; 37-45 High St: 285,458 sf mixed use development w ith 212 dwelling units and 14,250 sf retail – Approved by Commission February 2016; extension of time granted to Feb 2018; no permits issued for construction.
Highpointe East: 42-48 High Street: 91,174 sf mixed use development with 66 dwelling units and 4,320 sf retail – Approved by Commission February 2016; extension of time granted to Feb 2018; no permits issued for construction.
Norwalk Inn & Conference Center: 93 & 99 East Avenue – Third floor 37 room addition to existing hotel and historic rehabilitation/conversion of former rooming house to 11 hotel rooms with kitchens; modified plans to add new 3 story addition with indoor pool/fitness club at rear. Rehab of 93 East Av complete; Currently under construction on rear addition and elevator for third story.
Waypointe: 515 West Ave/Orchard St/Merwin Sts – New mixed use developments for Midblock & North block approved in 2011. Construction underway on West Block; CZC issued for Midblock, North Block and East Block; individual tenant permits  for retail and restaurant uses issued on an ongoing basis Waypointe - MidBlock_thumb.jpg
  • Midblock: 494,578 sq ft mixed use development with 362 multifamily units, 38,431 sf retail, 11,550 sf restaurant & 850 space parking garage with 4 offsite units at 33 Orchard St. Tenants include Sedona Taphouse, JC Salons, Chase Bank,.Colony Grill and Barcelona. Construction complete.
  • North Block: 145,951 sf mixed use development with 98 units, 3,815 sf retail & restaurant. Construction complete
  • East Block: 26-36 Orchard St/2 Quincy St – Quincy Lofts new 6 story, 69 unit multifamily building with 87 space parking lot. Construction complete.
  • South Block: The Pinnacle a new 521,821 sf mixed use development with 330 dwelling units, 496 seat iPic movie theater (42,826 sf), 22,509 sf restaurant, 0 sf retail, 23,979 sf fitness ctr & 942 pkg sp Approved October 2017; no permits issued for construction
  • 6 Butler St: Relocate 8,600 sf historic building from 3 Quincy St for reuse as office. Approved October 2017; no permits issued for construction.
  • West Block: The Berkeley 500 & 520 West Ave (2 parcels) - 6 story, 177,302 sf mixed use development w/ 4,932 sf restaurant, 6,943 sf medical office, 129 units; adjacent Frost Bldg to remain. CZC issued for 100+ units; commercial space currently under construction.
Norwalk Hospital: 34 Maple Street - New 96,700 sq ft outpatient & private physician addition with relocated helicopter landing site. Addition exterior complete, CZC issued to occupy several floors, currently under construction on rehab/interior renovations.
Wall Street Place (POKO): Wall & Isaacs Sts: Mixed use development at former Isaacs St municipal parking lot. Phase I plans for 101 multifamily residential units, 16,800 sf of retail & restaurant space; approved in 2008. Project will include first fully automated 213 sp parking garage and 100 sp of public parking. Currently under construction.
Head of Harbor: (DiScala) East Wall/High Street - New mixed use development with 5,000 sf office space and 60 residential units. Currently under construction.
75 East Avenue: Convert funeral home to 4 unit multifamily. Zoning permit issued, currently under construction.
 1 Jennings Place: King Industries - 15,000 sf building for Maritime Rowing Club - Approved January 2017. No permits issued for construction

Oysterbend Marina: Platt St/South Smith Street – 36 unit residential development with marina approved in 1990's. 18 units built; still working on environmental issues.

The SoNo Collection/District 95/7: 63 West Ave/1 Putnam Ave/Pine Street Ext - 8 story, 1,096,987 sf mixed use retail shopping center development adjacent to I-95 with 676,550 sf retail, 58,196 sf restaurant/cafe, 3,033 space parking garage (2 parcels). LDA approved by Common Council and Redevelopment Agency October 2015. Approved by Zoning Commission June 2016; as modified Nov 2016. Zoning permits issued; construction underway. 
Maritime Aquarium:  10 North Water St – Construction underway on major interior renovations to existing Aquarium building. Currently under construction
99 Washington St: TR SoNo Partners –5 story, 66 unit multifamily development with restaurant & office in adjacent historic building and 154 space valet, tandem, compact & stacked parking garage. Construction complete.
Washington Village/13-20 Day St: Trinity Financial & Norwalk Housing Authority - New 273 unit multifamily development in a Transit Oriented Development area (3 separate parcels). Zoning permits issued for 13 and 20 Day Street sites; Extension of time approved until February 2017 for Washington Village site. Currently under construction on 13 & 20 Day St.
Maritime Village: 19 Day St/Raymond St – 19 Day St/Raymond St – New 5 story, 57 unit multifamily development with 6,000 sf office (existing bldg) in TOD area. Nearly complete; CZC issued for all units; Bldg A rehab underway..
11-13 Chestnut St: New mixed use development at former LeRoy Shirt Factory with 17 units and 11,000 sf office space in restored factory building. Currently under construction.
SoNo Hotel: 43-47 South Main St – 8 story 102 room extended stay hotel and 106 sp indoor valet parking approved in 2009; modified in April 2016. Council approved modifications to Urban Renewal Plan. Modified to reduce # of rooms and provide additional onsite parking Approved April 2016. Currently under construction.
Side by Side School: 85 South Main St - 2 story addition to Side by Side Charter School. Currently under construction
Odd Properties: 89 Day Street – Contractor’s storage yard – Construction completed
F & G Construction: 46 Meadow Street - 20,000 sf contractor’s storage yard – In violation; operating without COZC
Meadow Street Partners: 6 and 30 Meadow Street – Empty container contractor’s storage yard – Application approved June 2017; no permits issued for construction
Web Construction: 34 Meadow Street – Proposed contractor’s storage yard. Approved August 2017; permits issued for Foundation only.
Harbourside SoNo 121-123 Water/Raymond St – New 6 story development with 80 residential units, 4,340 sf retail and 1,590 sf office in Transit Oriented Development (TOD) area: Approved January 2018


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