Interior renovations are being made to the Lounsbury House in Ridgefield. The Ridgefield Press reports that the Board of Selectmen approved the renovation project on a 3-to-2 vote this week after a long debate.
The plans call for removing walls and mahogany pocket doors. A structural engineer must confirm that the building won't be weakened by the renovation. The Community Center rents the facility and told the Press that the building would be more marketable for weddings and similar events if there's an open floor plan.
The Selectmen were told that they are short on funds in maintaining the building almost every month, so even though renovations would be costly, in the end more revenue will come in.