Danbury Zoning Commission has scheduled a public hearing on a request from The Women's Center of Greater Danbury. The organization is looking to have a zoning regulation amended to add “Transitional Housing Facility” to the IL-40 Zone.
A public hearing is scheduled for August 28th. The application was then referred to the Planning Commission.
The 3.7-acre former Mallory Hat Factory on Rose Street would be remediated and turned into the transitional housing facility. The land is being sold by the City to the organization for $1. Danbury issued several requests for proposals from businesses over the years, but there weren't any takers.
The Women's Center raised $4 million in capital fund to build the transitional housing. The group has provided a safe haven to victims of domestic and sexual violence since its founding in 1975. The Center serves 20,000 people in northern Fairfield and southern Litchfield Counties each year.