Members of the district B South Norwalk Democratic committee joined Mayor Harry Rilling outside Norwalk City Hall on Wednesday to voice their support of the Washington Village project, which the zoning commission will vote on tonight.
"Everyone is in favor of this project. It is a project that has been deliberated for over five years," said State Rep. Bruce Morris. "We expect it will be a favorable vote tonight and we're looking for the speedy, the speedy implementation of all regulations, of all financing and for the developer and the housing authority to begin the project."
The project is expected to provide better living conditions for the Washington Village community.
"I was advised that the resolution is just a pro-formal way of putting forth different possibilities and that there is widespread support for the project, that it's unanimous across the board for the zoning commission and that the project will be moving forward," said Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling. "I made it clear that this project really needs to move forward subject to the housing and urban development grant coming forward, but this project needs to move forward at all due speed. This is the oldest housing project not only in the city of Norwalk, but from my understanding might even be the oldest housing project in the United States."
"Our district and our people are undermined and under-looked and projects like this here, it's a necessity and projects," said councilman Travis Simms. "We support our constituents and make sure they have good living conditions."
"From everything I've been told from staff and from commissioners," said Rilling. "This will move forward tonight in a positive direction and that they will give the go ahead to the process."