317-349 Howe Avenue Shelton, Connecticut
This pic is from earlier today. Now that the Chromium building is down the poor condition of the Conti building (especially the back) is in full view of the river walk and the newer part of Canal.
You can't put a new parking lot in and expand the river walk and have a nice looking farmer's market with THIS hovering over it all. The side isn't much better and the front? It makes the newer buildings like Dunkin Donuts and the great new residential commercial building on the corner of Howe and Bridge look like they lead to a run down factory.
I trust Shelton is working with the owners to revitalize one of the final remaining eyesores? (Spongex being the other).
50 Bridge Street Shelton, ConnecticutSeen a dark blue or black SUV in the parking lot of Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot for the last week a woman living in the car maybe with a baby and a guy coming back and forth to bring stuff. The windows are tinted in back. Sick of the homeless people populating this area.clean downtown Shelton. Saw a homeless person living near the bridge area down by the veterans memorial park walkway. When is this problem going to get fixed.
Weybosset St Shelton, CT 06484, USAThese people need to park their cars in their driveways, not on the street, the road is only passable by one car, I would hate to see what would happen if fire engines needed to come down.· Reported by Anonymous · Flag Flagged
I wish people would stop. I walk to and from work everyday, and the amount of people I see talking/texting while they are driving Yes!!!! Heaven help the individual driver who hits a pedestrian while talking/texting while driving. I have seen individuals in state cars, UI employees, Yankee Gas, young men and ladies, even a policeman. I feel like going around and putting signs on motor vehicles to stop with the talking/texting madness.
Take the NO PHONE ZONE pledge that OPRAH has . Be a little conscious of the people around you. If you don't value your life, don't assume that someone else shares your opinion. JUST DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!
STARTING MONDAY APRIL 18, 2011 LICENSE PLATE NUMBERS ARE GOING TO BE POSTED, AND EVERY DAY AFTER~~ THE PD NEEDS TO BE DOWNTOWN EVERYDAY IN ORDER TO STOP THE TEXTERS. PARENTS, YOUR CHILDREN ARE DOING IT!!!!! BUSINESS EMPLOYEES, YOUNG AND OLDER DRIVERS.
WORD TO THE WISE:
WATCH OUT YOUR LICENSE PLATES JUST MAY BE LISTED~~INSURANCE COMPANIES CAN CANCELL YOU AFTER TOO MANY VIOLATIONS. SO IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR CAR(S) TO STAY REGISTERED
OTHERS ARE TEXTING AND TURNING RIGHT ON RED WHEN THE SIGN CLEARLY STATES "NO TURN ON RED"· Reported by Anonymous · Flag Flagged
223 Canal Street Shelton, Connecticut
Hi, I have been watching with great interest the discussion of Canal Street and the river walk here. Sadly, since the Naugatuck River Greenway and Shelton river walk don't have sites that invite dialogue this site has been invaluable in creating a "town hall" to ask questions.
I have to ask what is going on with 223 Canal? I am part of a small group who has started researching this area online and in person as great progress has been made but announced projects seem to stall. Unfortunately, local newspapers have not been helpful because they will write a story (such as about Spongex becoming condos) in 2015 and the building then sits and rots into the eyesore it is today next to the river walk but the paper never returns to ask why it's two years later and you can't see a difference.
That said, 223 Canal has a sign saying it's being demolished and a nice porta potty and fence. I have read documents that say this building is coming down as it sits 3 feel into Canal Street making the site not only needs remediation but you can't rebuild Canal with a structure sitting on it.
Weeks and weeks go by... not a shovel in the ground. I know this is a slow process but when the pretty sign (which costs money) goes up to announce a project and the construction fence is put in place there should be teams of workers on site. There is no need for a sign and fence to "pretend" we are making progress.
Where do we stand here? Perhaps Shelton needs to post monthly updates on each project on a special page on it's site. Lots has been done but with Spongex in limbo, the Conti building needing A LOT of TLC on Howe and now this end of Canal just sitting there one has to wonder when these funds will be put to use.
and THANK YOU PLANNER! I know you will do your best to give a detailed answer as you always do. I only hope Ansonia, Derby and Shelton are paying you a consultants fee to update the public on their behalf.
1-15 Canal Street East Shelton, Connecticut
I am so saddened to see Shelton seems to have "taken it's eye off the ball" when it comes to the all so important river walk. This photo was taking during a recent walking tour/inspection.
As you can see, the pole lights under the portion of the walkway that passes under Route 8 have been destroyed. EVERY one of them has had the lights smashed out of them. On the other side (on Canal) more are smashed and one has been torn out of the ground only leaving the base.
That's not to mention the endless graffiti which is invited by the lack of lighting.
I can't fathom how a member of the group that oversees the walk or any member of Shelton's government hasn't seen this and realized it's a nightmare waiting to happen. Not only is this dark secluded area an invitation to a mugging or crime... now it's not being maintained or lighted.
The river walk route should never have taken this end under route 8 and around a bridge support back to the sidewalk where cars can't see what's happening. It should have turned before it got to the bridge and crossed the lawn to the sidewalk on Canal. However, too late now.
I realize that if Shelton puts new lights up someone is going to smash them again unless police have a 24 watch which isn't reasonable.
SO before someone is seriously injured or, far worse, a body is discovered since no passing cars would see someone being attacked in this spot I hope Shelton will QUICKLY either move to re-route the walk Canal a safer way or find a solution that provides lighting that can't be destroyed.. even if mounted to the bottom of the bridge and weekly cleanup of graffiti. Yes, we know that means permission from the state one would think communication has already started since these lights have been out for months.
It's either a solution now or a major lawsuit when someone is hurt that will cost Shelton far more.
113 Canal Street West Shelton, Connecticut
I have been using the Derby and Shelton river walks recently and notice people use TWO routes to get from the Derby river walk to the Shelton one. They either use Bridge Street which is not scenic or they use what seems to be an abandoned rail line that has a bridge crossing the Housatonic. The Derby river walk gives each access to both as a path leads to the railroad and the walk ends at Bridge Street.
Now, it makes perfect sense to me to keep people off Bridge Street and instead of building a very expensive pedestrian bridge from Derby to Shelton use the existing railroad bridge that us just sitting there. However, I'd rather not be arrested for trespassing. I can't find any online resource that says you can use the railroad bridge or not. It sure sounds like a great way to connect the two without spending a fortune.
Can anyone answer? Can this be suggested to the towns if it's not been already?
Downtown Slab Shelton, CTNot your normal teen use going on at the slab. A police patrol on bike would be helpful to make it safer at night. Between the sharing of drugs and cheap bottles of booze its only a matter of time before someones kid drowns or is beat up.
The River Walk Derby, ConnecticutThere is an epidemic of evasive vines chocking all the trees in Ansonia and Derby.
I went to the River walk in Derby last weekend and noticed these vines are growing out of control. This is the right time of year to get them at the root. If we wait they will kill all of our trees. Next month will be too late as these vines will become too green!!
Who is responsible for this and how do we get them to do it right away?
Please look in your own backyards as well.
We need our trees!