development

Government
11:24 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Norwalk, Conn. debates building in a floodplain

Paula Sanchez, 55, of Norwalk at her home in Washington Village.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

The frequency of severe storms is putting new scrutiny on whether to build in coastal, flood-prone areas. That question faces not just private builders, but public officials like the city leaders in Norwalk, Connecticut, a city on Long Island sound. They're hoping to upgrade an old public housing project, using federal dollars.