Governor Dannel Malloy will be in Danbury this afternoon for a ground breaking ceremony. A four-story, 36,000 square foot building is being constructed in downtown Danbury to house the Greater Danbury Community Health Center. Connecticut Institute for Communities 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. The building at 120 Main Street, the site of the old police station, is being financed by $15 million in public, private and other dollars. Maloney hopes to be able to open the building in about a year.
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.