The Norwalk Parking Authority has announced that it has entered into a temporary arrangement with the state on the eastbound side of the East Norwalk Train Station, allowing it to offer additional daily parking. The 117 newly available spaces are located alongside the tracks and the building. These spaces are temporary and for daily parkers only, not permit parkers. The Parking Authority will be monitoring daily activity and capacity and may offer to monthly parkers as well at a later date.
The cost of daily parking in these spots will be $8 per day and will be available as of April 1, 2018. Daily customers will need to use the pay-by-cell app Parkmobile for payment. The zone number to use in Parkmobile will be 2034.
These spaces will be available up until the State of Connecticut needs them during the East Avenue Bridge Improvement Project. The State has not set a definite date when the bridge project will begin, but the Parking Authority expects that it will be sometime in 2020-2021. The Parking Authority is also working with the owner of the building and surrounding area to offer additional parking in the near and long-term.
The Norwalk Parking Authority, comprised of five local citizens appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Common Council, is a financially self-sustaining organization responsible for the operation and maintenance of the municipal parking system in Norwalk. Its annual budget is not financed by taxpayer dollars. In addition to the oversight, operations, security and maintenance of the city’s parking system and facilities, the Parking Authority works to promote and support economic development in Norwalk and provide opportunities to the community through new programs, new technologies, including smart parking, and collaboration with community organizations and businesses. The Norwalk Parking Authority can be reached at (203) 831-9063 or at the website, www.norwalkpark.org.