The city and schools are developing the academic and construction plans for the new career academy as they await approval of a state grant for the $99 million project. This includes seeking an academy director and purchasing the space where the new school will be built inside the Summit, a 1.2 million-square-foot development on the west side. Danbury hasn’t heard feedback from the state on the application it submitted earlier this fall to earn an 80 percent reimbursement for the project, Cavo said. That may be in part because the official Danbury had been working closely with no longer works for the state. Kosta Diamantis, who was in charge of school construction projects like Danbury’s, quit last month after he was placed on paid leave due to a personnel issue, the Connecticut Mirror reported. Mayor-elect Dean Esposito said he plans to coordinate with school leaders to ensure the district has the funding needed to operate the academy.