This week, the Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously authorized plans for the latest Riverwalk expansion, dubbed Segments three and four. Engineer Terry Gallagher from DeCarlo & Doll, serving as assignment manager, offered plans to the fee at some stage in its monthly assembly Monday. This subsequent section of the enlargement will function, the element, the creation of the Valley’s lighthouse perched atop a levy on the Naugatuck River.
While Gallagher said the lighthouse has yet to be authorized by the Army Corps of Engineers, O’Malley said the Riverwalk gets its tower. “The mayor told me to get it executed so that we will work through any issues,” O’Malley stated. “We can also have to flow the place likely, but we can have one. The engineers will determine it out.”
Gallagher stated Segments three and four would include a paved, 1/2-mile direction, about 10 ft extensive, with wooden rails on every facet. The path will run from the back of the Target car parking zone on Main Street to the returned of different businesses on Chestnut Street and Healey Drive and come lower end out to Main Street, all along the Naugatuck River.
The mission will also feature benches alongside the path, gateway elements with signage and ornamental partitions, and ancient plaques. Around plaza/statement platform also is planned to take advantage of the river views Gallagher brought. “It’s virtually going to be a pleasing addition to downtown Ansonia,” said Gallagher.
Cassetti previously said the modern-day enlargement would permit humans to have “a roundtrip price ticket to be able to loop walkers, joggers and bicyclists from the Division Street start line, via downtown, up Main Street south, beyond our planned Charger Point Lighthouse, persevering with over some other Naugatuck River levy and ending again at Division Street for a healthy 3-mile excursion.”
Segments three and four are slated to value approximately $1.4 million. The project falls under the Transportation Alternatives Program. It includes funding from the Federal Highway Administration, Connecticut Department of Transportation, Bridgeport Metropolitan Planning Organization, and Central Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments. O’Malley is happy to look yet any other segment of the Riverwalk nearing production.
“A wholesome, vibrant network affords services and recreational possibilities for its residents,” she said. “Mayor Cassetti firmly believes in providing those opportunities, and we were fortunate to secure the funding to keep our Riverwalk. Ansonia is one in all only a few groups who’re working on and could make the connection to communities on borders.”
Ansonia’s principal entrance to the Riverwalk on Division Street is located immediately throughout Derby’s popular greenway. Cassetti desires to see the town’s Riverwalk hook up with Seymour, which additionally has a greenway in place, and in the long run to Torrington’s greenway.