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New public safety building on the Danbury's Westside

Danbury has been offered a lease agreement for the use of a new public safety building on the City's Westside.  The Rizzo Corporation offered the City the opportunity to permanently locate an ambulance at Keystone Place on Wooster Heights Road, a soon-to-open senior living community. 

Emergency Management Director Matt Cassavechia says this will help provide rapid access to I-84 and Route 7, decrease response times to medical emergencies, and provide additional space for personnel and equipment.  Cassavechia says EMS westside deployment currently lacks a base station to house equipment and personnel often leading to excessive idling of vehicles and limited access of staff accommodations over extended periods throughout the shift. 

The terms of the lease agreement is $1 per year for 99 years. 

Mayor Mark Boughton estimated that it would have cost the City $500,000 to build the facility itself.  He says there's been rapid development in the area with Abbey Woods, Rivington by Toll Brothers and, soon, the Summit.   Keystone Place has 55 independent living, 63 assisted living and 22 memory care apartments.

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