The What: This Week in Southwest Connecticut

The What is your look around southwest Connecticut for the week of June 3.

The What: This Week in Southwest Connecticut
Happy June! (Photo by Kelly Prinz)

Monday, June 3

Happy Monday! And happy June. This week, we’re highlighting our new series Getting Around, which dives into pedestrian and roadway safety issues in our region and highlights some of the solutions local officials are working on.

Check out Part 1: Unsafe Roads in Southwest Connecticut and Part 2: Reimagining the Streets of Southwest Connecticut. And keep your eyes out for Part 3: Reinvesting in the Streets, coming soon. 

Let’s see what else is happening around the region this week. 


The Board of Representatives will meet on Monday, June 3 at 8 p.m. and vote on approving the plans for Automated Traffic Enforcement Safety Devices in the city, among other items. The preliminary list of planned locations includes adding the cameras on West North Street, Hope Street, Toms Road, Strawberry Hill Avenue, Glenbrook Road, and Cove Road.

Other meetings this week include: 


The Planning & Zoning Commission will host its fourth meeting related to the MTA’s plans to create a transportation maintenance terminal at Norden Place on Wednesday, June 5 at 6 p.m. The commission will also hear a proposal from O&G Industries to add additional uses to its site along Smith Street that could add more barges to the Norwalk River. See our previous coverage of the Norden Place hearings through our partnership with NancyonNorwalk.

Other meetings this week include:


The Economic Development Commission will meet on Thursday, June 6 at 8:30 a.m. to consider supporting a grant application to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration to conduct a planning study to improve multi-modal access to the Fairfield-Black Rock Commuter Rail Station. Learn more about that station through our All Aboard series.


The Affordable Housing Trust Board and Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, June 5 at 3 p.m. and hear an update on the Mason Street Partners proposal, which went before the Planning and Zoning Commission last week. The plans call for “a mixed use, commercial and an assisted housing development,” including two buildings with retail on the first floor and 92 residential units above, with 28 units listed as affordable or below-market rate.

Other meetings this week include:

  • Monday June 3: RTM Committees: Finance Committee at 7 p.m. | Education Committee at 7:30 p.m. | Legislative & Rules Committee at 7:30 p.m. | Public Works Committee at 7:30 p.m. | Land Use Committee at 7:45 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, June 4: RTM Committees: Appointments Committee at 7:30 p.m. | Health & Human Services Committee at 7:30 p.m. | Parks & Recreation Committee at 7:30 p.m. | Town Services Committee at 7:30 p.m. | Transportation Committee at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, June 6: Conservation Commission at 7 p.m. | FS Sustainability Committee at 11 a.m. 
  • Friday, June 7: Julian Curtiss School Building Committee at 7:45 a.m.


The Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m. and vote on a few items including: a resolution to reduce the amount authorized for Great Island by about $11.7 million;  hiring consultants to develop the Great Island master plan; and on a request for a special funding appropriation to prepare the town-wide master plan. 

Other meetings this week include:


On Tuesday, June 4, the Representative Town Meeting will meet at 7:30 p.m. and vote on a few items, including using $265,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds for a parks master plan; accepting a 2023 Connecticut STEAP grant for $500,000 for the construction of Cross Highway sidewalk improvements; and appropriating $990,000 for Phase I of the Cross Highway School Zone Corridor improvements.

Other meetings this week include: 

Please note: All of these agendas and information here are current as of Sunday night. Meeting times and agendas may get adjusted throughout the week.

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Have a great week,

Kelly Prinz

Founder, Reporter at Coastal Connecticut Times