GREENWICH, CT – Last week, the Town of Greenwich Department of Public Works (DPW)
presented two potential intersection improvement projects on Greenwich Avenue at the
Planning and Zoning Commission’s pre-application meeting.
During this public discussion, the Department shared the conceptual plans to improve public
safety, accessibility for those with disabilities, and aesthetically revitalize the intersection at
Arch Street and Havemeyer Place, and the Fawcett Place and Grigg Street intersection – two
areas heavily trafficked by both vehicles and pedestrians. Currently, the proposed plan is
expected to add three parking spaces to the Arch Street and Havemeyer Place intersection.
During the meeting, parking along the entire Greenwich Avenue corridor was discussed. There
are various concepts under review for potential future projects on Greenwich Avenue which
could result in an overall reduction in parking. As previously stated, all of these projects are only
in conceptual stages and are subject to change as design options are reviewed and revised.
The current focus is the Arch Street and Havemeyer Place intersection, which will increase
parking. It is important to note that this project will be funded entirely with a grant from the
Western Connecticut Council of Governments.
“I understand and appreciate the concerns and suggestions that have been expressed by
residents, business owners and landlords in this vital downtown corridor,” said First Selectman
Fred Camillo. “I look forward to continuing this dialog.”
The helpful feedback provided by the public during the pre-application meeting has given DPW
the opportunity to continue to evaluate community needs and to further modify the plans. Since
the pre-application meeting, the DPW team is exploring opportunities to create more parking
spaces and accommodate outdoor dining.
At this time, the primary focus is on the Arch Street and Havemeyer Place intersection while the
Department continues to look at improvements at the Grigg Street and Fawcett Place
“Please be assured that there will be additional opportunities for the public to be involved in
this process prior to the commencement of construction,” Mr. Camillo added.
For media inquiries, contact Executive Assistant to the First Selectman Barbara Heins at
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