The Danbury Community Center is now open. Connecticut Institute for Communities purchased the former Boughton Street YMCA four years ago when the Danbury Y closed. Governor Dannel Malloy allocated $2.5 million in state funding for the renovation.
The building on Boughton Street is now named Malloy Hall, which the Mayor and Governor joked about during remarks yesterday.
The gym and the stage were overhauled, as was an upstairs community meeting space. Work on the pool is still on going and should be completed by this winter.
CIFC Executive Director Jim Maloney says there are already people signed up to rent out the usable spaces. St. Peter's School held this homecoming basketball game there last night. Once open, this will be the only public swimming pool in the City. Recreational activities will include “senior swim”, swim-safety classes for Danbury school children, basketball and other sports opportunities for local teams and groups. The stage was decommissioned and was put back in. Maloney says there could be cultural activities and concerts of children through high school age.
The Buck Foundation has provided a grant for Swim Safety lessons.