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No bids come in for Danbury-owned parcel, bid request reissued

Danbury is again seeking proposals from qualified parties interested in purchasing and redeveloping a City-owned parcel of land on Liberty at the corner with Delay Street.  Interested parties are requested to submit 6 copies of their proposal to the Office of the Purchasing Agent by November 17th. 

The City previously put out a bid notice about three months ago for purchasers who can “execute a high-quality, financially-feasible project that advances the city’s vision” for the site and downtown.  Those bids were due in mid-July, but Danbury got no response. 

The sidewalks around the just under half an acre property are part of the City's streetscape project, which started this Spring.  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.

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