(Norwalk, Conn.) – On Monday, April 15, Mayor Harry Rilling gave U.S. Senator Chris Murphy a tour of Norwalk to highlight ongoing economic development opportunities across the city. The Mayor and Senator boarded a Norwalk Transit Bus for the hour-long tour Monday afternoon.
“There is a lot of good news to talk about in Norwalk. We had a great conversation about federal grants and programs that could benefit Norwalk, and our ongoing projects and economic development opportunities,” Rilling said. “It was my pleasure to give a tour to Senator Murphy. He is welcome in Norwalk any time.”
“I want to thank Mayor Rilling and his team for taking me on this tour of Norwalk. I got a helpful overview of all the different development projects happening, which will help me identify federal opportunities as we get into the budget and appropriations process,” Murphy said.
After boarding the bus outside Norwalk City Hall, Rilling and Murphy visited the Wall Street and West Avenue corridor. The tour continued through South Norwalk and the SoNo Train Station, before continuing on to Soundview Landing for a discussion on affordable housing and Choice Neighborhood Areas. Lastly, the tour circled back through East Norwalk to discuss the East Norwalk train station and Transit-Oriented Development. City officials stressed to the Senator the importance of federal grant funding and potential opportunities through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Transportation.
“We are fortunate to have Chris Murphy in Washington where he advocates for federal dollars and programs for our communities,” Rilling said. “Senator Murphy is a great ambassador for Norwalk and the entire State of Connecticut. I appreciate his leadership.”