Danbury is working with the Connecticut Historical Society to offset costs associated with plans to purchase the Octagon House on Spring Street. Mayor Mark Boughton says a grant would help with the retrofitting and the purchase price.
The City still has to complete negotiations with the bank, But Boughton says he won't let them change an exorbitant amount of money for a property that's fallen into such disrepair it's almost worthless. He hasn't ruled out taking the property through eminent domain if an agreement can't be reached with the bank.
Boughton says they're also working on layout plan for a second floor community room. The Unified Neighborhood Inspection Team can bring people together there to talk about issues going on in their neighborhood.