Planning and Zoning Commission to continue hearing on Wegmans coming to Norwalk on Aug. 17

Many residents have been waiting for this topic to hit the commission's agenda because they are concerned with the traffic it could cause on Connecticut Avenue.

News 12 Staff

Jul 20, 2022, 11:11 PM

Updated 735 days ago


The Planning and Zoning Commission in Norwalk held its first hearing on the proposal of Wegmans coming to Connecticut Avenue.
The commission voted to continue the public hearing to Aug. 17.
The City of Norwalk is only in the proposal phase of bringing the beloved grocery chain to town, but it comes with concerns for some residents who say Connecticut Avenue is already busy.
According to a traffic study, the 95,000-square foot, two-level store won't negatively impact traffic. The study mentions one way to mitigate traffic is the installment of multiple access points.
People who frequent Connecticut Avenue say traffic won't be a problem for them.
Wegmans is a popular grocery store in New York and Pennsylvania, and if approved by the city, it would be its first location in Connecticut.
News 12 reached out to the City of Norwalk for comment on resident's concerns regarding traffic and the city's spokesperson says the proposed location where Wegmans will be situated will have ample parking and a multi-level parking garage. The spokesperson also says they are still reviewing traffic data and working with Wegmans on mitigations.  

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