The Washington Village Redevelopment effort was a three phase project designed to revitalize South Norwalk. The initiative replaced the 136 unit public housing project with a new 273 apartment complex, 50 percent of which are reserved for public housing. The project is in a Coastal Flood Zone and was constructed simultaneously with the City of Norwalk’s reconstruction of adjacent Raymond and Day Streets to mitigate flood damage to the development. The site accommodates surface level parking, in addition to exterior surface parking, landscaping, site lighting, street trees, and sidewalks. This residential redevelopment initiative represents total collaboration of Federal, State and Local agencies and was administered under two Section 3 guidelines.
Funding for Washington Village was awarded through a variety of sources, including: $1.5 million through the NHA from HUD CNI Funds, $11.9 million through the NHA from Department of Housing (DOH) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR), $5.8 million through the NHA from Goldman Sachs funds, $1.3 million from Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Brownfields Remediation Funds, $20.7 million from Goldman Sachs Low Income Equity Housing Tax Credit Equity, and $19.2 million from TD Bank construction
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