Support Norwalk’s Urban Core Neighborhoods

The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency takes a forward-thinking approach to redevelopment planning for the City’s Urban Core neighborhoods. Our focus on quality of life issues, including walkable neighborhoods, cultural attractions, and resources for residents, visitors, and businesses, contributes to the area’s growing popularity and makes Norwalk’s Urban Core an ideal place for development.

Community Arts & Culture Grant Program

The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency awards grants for philanthropic activities that advance one or more of three focus areas (creativity, development and knowledge) by supporting individual artists / entrepreneurs, non-profits, for-profit creative businesses, or partnerships among such people and entities. You can learn more in the Community Arts and Cultural Sponsorship Grant Application.

Graffiti and Litter Abatement

The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency’s Neighborhood Improvement Coordinator addresses graffiti and litter removal activities, including organizing volunteers to help with these efforts. If you see graffiti or litter problems, or would like to become a volunteer, please contact Customer Service.

Redevelopment Planning

Norwalk’s Redevelopment Plans are drafted by professional urban planners, taking into account both the input of the local community and the requirements of State statutes. They are crafted to meet public goals and leverage public resources that can help make them a reality. All Redevelopment Plans are subject to approval by the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency Board of Commissioners and are ultimately reviewed and approved by the City’s Common Council. Recent Redevelopment Plans include Wall Street, West Avenue, and Reed Putnam. The newest Redevelopment Plan, the South Norwalk Transit-Oriented Development, is under review. You can read about past and current projects resulting from Redevelopment Plans in the Projects section of this website.