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Danbury community center, Head Start projects moving along

The state Bond Commission this week approved funding for three projects in Danbury.  One is to convert the former YMCA building into a Boys and Girls Club facility.  Connecticut Institute for Communities Executive Director Jim Maloney says the paperwork will be finalized over the next 30 to 60 days. 


Engineering and design work for the building, both internal and external improvements, needs to be submitted to the state for public bidding. Maloney says it will be about a million dollars worth of improvements. 


Another project involves infrastructure improvements to the Danbury War Memorial.


Bond money was also approved to purchase a building on Park Avenue in Danbury to add more Head Start classrooms.  That funding was for a down payment.  The next step is the closing.  Private funds will be used to do the rehabilitation.  Maloney says that won't be completed by the upcoming fall semester.  The target is to have the classrooms ready by next January.

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