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Norwalk’s transit village workshop

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Jaelyn Delos Reyes
Norwalk consultant gives brief PowerPoint overview about the new development plan for the Norwalk Transit Village.

The city of Norwalk hosted a community forum in addressing the re-modification for the city’s transit village at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex Sproul Barn Room, 13200 Clarkdale Ave, on March 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The workshop was held for residents to provide feedback on a new development plan for the former location belonging to the Youth Correctional Reception Center and Clinic on Bloomfield Ave. between Imperial Highway and Rosecrans Ave. [which is no longer in use].

The meeting was held in a forum-format, allowing residents to voice their opinions in a respectable manner through an open mic session.

The new plan was developed to promote a transit-oriented eco community by adding new homes and recreational areas throughout the city as well as access points to the Metro Link Station.

The conceptual key plan features a remodeling for vibrant single-family homes, a walking trail, pedestrian access to the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Metro Link Station, lower density compatible buildings and a central community park.

Three main project themes were discussed at the meeting: housing choices, health and bonding amenities, and connectivity.

Housing discussions will bring affordable homes and housing facilities for the elderly and those in need of assistance. The city also aims to add additional restaurants, joints and coffee chops to promote quality relationships and bonding.

The city’s representatives said they would also look into providing access to the Metro Link and Zimmerman Park that was previously recommended by Norwalk residents.

In addition to construction and remodeling of the city’s layout, citizens and city staff discussed adding more greenery and biking infrastructure.

More trees and plants are planned to be planted to prevent summer heat, sidewalks and better biking lanes are being considered to be added and the metro link will be adding more destinations to its routes.

Many residents suggested adding more traffic lights throughout the city to better moderate a potential increase in traffic due to the new homes being added. Some also suggested better promotion for the metro link for alternative transportation.

The meeting focused on housing and catering to their residents in an effective manner through surveys and public forums.

Benefits coming with the Norwalk Transit Village center on development flexibility and flexed parking resources, which address residents concerns on traffic.

In response to resident concerns, the city- along with the Norwalk Fire Department, said they are working with a private partner who will aid in managing the Village and keeping future homes clean, representable and safe.

Consultants at the meeting met guests with thorough answers and explanations in response to each question and comment, emphasizing the works of the plan.

To-go dinners were offered to attending residents as a ‘thank you’ for attending the event and giving feedback to the new development plan.

For more information on and to keep up to date with the Norwalk Transit Village, visit norwalktransitvillage.com. Those interested in getting involved can take the city’s survey located at the bottom of their page.

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Jaelyn Delos Reyes, Staff Writer
Jaelyn Delos Reyes is the Community Editor of Talon Marks. She covers community, opinion, Arts and Entertainment, news. She enjoys binge watching new shows and is a Marvel fan. She hopes to transfer to Cal State Long Beach in Spring 2023.
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