Eminent Domain (EA)

Two residences and one local small business were acquired on East Avenue near the railroad station.

Over the thirty year history of the East Avenue Roadway project, the “takings” in relation to these properties has evolved. Originally, partial easements, to total takes for the road widening, to total takes for the bridge construction staging and eventually for a parking lot.

The linking of the roadway project to the railroad bridge project, and then inclusion under the Walk Bridge project, followed by the “emergency” declaration for the Walk Bridge allowed these decisions to made mostly out of the public view and over the objections of the Common Council and the East Norwalk neighborhood stake-holders.