Construction is starting at the site of the former police station in Danbury. The Connecticut Institute for Communities has obtained a building permit for a four story, 36,000 square foot building to house the Greater Danbury Community Health Center. The new building will be located at 120 Main Street in Danbury, the site of the former police station. Connecticut Institute CEO Jim Maloney says this is a major step forward in expanding their services.
Maloney says the new building means 50 permanent new jobs for downtown Danbury.
Maloney says some of their current services are in rented space, but will move to this location once it's completed. The building will house pediatric and adolescent medical and behavioral health services, comprehensive women's health services, an on site-blood sample suite, a full service pharmacy, administrative offices for the health center and headquarters for the Connecticut Institute.
The Connecticut Institute recently secured the $15 million in financing needed for this project. The financing package involves a mix of public and private funding. The state is providing a $4 million dollar, there's private commercial mortgage financing totalling $6 million and $5 million from three federal New Market Tax Credit program investors.
Maloney says the completion goal is mid-2016.