Norwalk Station Reuse - Property

October 25, 2023 – Norwalk Power Closes on Sale of its Norwalk, Connecticut Site

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Property Facts

Norwalk Station consists of two tax parcels of land totaling 125 acres on Manresa Island in Norwalk, CT.

Location: Longshore Avenue, Manresa Island, Norwalk, CT

Region: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT MSA

Parcels: Two parcels

Acreage: 33-acre utility property; 92-acre buffer land

Zoning: B-Residence

Access: 2 miles from I-95; 1 mile from South Norwalk Train Station

Deep Water: 900 l.f. seawall; existing dock

Utilities: Property served by all major utilities

Buildings: 2,000 s.f. Utility/Administration Building; 45,000 s.f. Boiler House and attached 2,800 s.f. Office Building; various other shops and service buildings.

Buffer Land

Buffer Land

Utility Property

Utility Property

Property Ownership and Status

The Norwalk Station property is owned by Norwalk Power LLC.  Starting in the late 1800s and continuing through 1958, the property was owned by the Manresa Institute and used as a retreat. Thus, earning the name Manresa Island.

In 1958, the property was purchased by Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and a coal-fired generating station was constructed. In 1972, the generating station was converted from coal to oil. In 1999, NRG purchased the station from CL&P and operated the plant until June 2013 when it ceased operations.

The redevelopment of Norwalk Station is envisioned to be a sustainable, economically sound and productive reuse that adds value to the Norwalk Harbor region.