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Danbury seeks to develop city-owned parking lot off Main Street

Danbury is looking to develop a city owned parking lot.  A bid notice has been sent out for the site at the corner of Liberty and Delay streets.  The property, just under half an acre, is right near Main Street in CityCenter. 

The sidewalks around the property are part of the City's streetscape project, which recently started. 

The most recent study identified the parcel as suitable for a multi-story building containing a mix of uses with ground floor commercial use that would help activate the public right-of-way. The parcel was included in both the 1990 and 2019 Plan of Development. 

The Downtown Revitalization Overlay Zone offers incentives, such as an expedited permit process, reduced permit fees and decreased utility connection costs. 

The city is looking for purchasers who can “execute a high-quality, financially-feasible project that advances the city’s vision” for the site and downtown.  Bids are due to the City by 2pm on July 14th. A committee will be formed to review the proposals and interview developers, who may be asked to present their plan publicly to City Council or a subcommittee.

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