Now that the title to the former YMCA building in downtown Danbury is in the name of the Connecticut Institute For Communities, work can begin to refurbish the facility. The Boughton Street property will be turned into the Danbury Community Center, featuring the new Danbury Boys and Girls Club. CIFC President James Maloney says the building itself is structurally in good shape, but there are modernizations that need to be done.
The plans calls for reconfiguring the parking lot, and adding more parking. Interior work will also be done. There are also parts of the building that aren't currently air conditioned which will be air conditioned after the renovation is complete.
A state grant paid for the building purchase and will finance the renovations. The rehabilitation work is expected to take about a year.