Norwalk considering easing congestion on city’s narrow streets

By Arnold Adler

Contributing Writer

NORWALK The city has conducted upgrades of 80 homes in the “One Ways,” and is considering a plan to ease parking congestion on the narrow streets in the southern part of town. Most of the streets are “one way.”

It’s part of a $2 million project of Neighborhood Rehabilitation, first approved in July, 2022, said John P. Ramirez,  Director of Community Development, in an update to City Council Jan. 16.

The One-Ways Neighborhood Rehabilitation Program is aimed at a community that has been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ramirez said.

The program was publicized to residents in the Fall of 2022. In February, 2023 three community hearings were conducted in the Norwalk Social Service Center, 11929 Alondra Blvd.

A total of 85 applications from residents were accepted from March 1-31, of which 80 were approved, Ramirez said.

Those projects, now completed, were  56 roof replacements; 14 exterior painting; nine fence repair or replacement and one junk removal.

The parking plan continues and is expected to be completed by April of this year, said Senior Management Analyst Amanda Moreno, who gave the report for Ramirez.

“The Plan will consolidate community feedback and analysis of the area, providing various methods to reduce parking congestion,” she said.