Danbury’s downtown ‘needs to be refreshed’: City to start streetscape project amid COVID

Construction is expected to start in the spring on the first phase of a roughly $12 million project to upgrade the sidewalks and install amenities to make the downtown more pedestrian friendly and appealing to shoppers, diners and developers. The first phase includes redoing the Danbury Green and installing streetscape on Delay Street, National Place, Railroad Place, Ives Street and parts of White Street and Post Office Walk. Construction — delayed last year due to COVID — is expected to take about four months. The city is evaluating four bids to do that phase for under $2.2 million, Calitro said. The vaccine could hopefully bring some workers back to their offices soon, Wong said. Regardless, residents will still want to come to downtown for dining, retail and eventually a return to concerts on the green, she said.


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