Danbury Main Street Partnership Has Inaugural Meeting, Invites Public

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by Amanda Bloom

THE DANBURY MAIN STREET PARTNERSHIP, a group dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Danbury, had its inaugural meeting last night at City Hall.  According to Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton’s blog, future meetings will include time for public comment and input, and the community is invited to attend.  Meetings will take place on the first Thursday of each month at 4pm at City Hall.  The exact location is not yet mentioned on the Mayor’s blog or on  City Hall’s website.

by Amanda Bloom

 


 

THE DANBURY MAIN STREET PARTNERSHIP, a group dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Danbury, had its inaugural meeting last night at City Hall.  According to Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton’s blog, future meetings will include time for public comment and input, and the community is invited to attend.  Meetings will take place on the first Thursday of each month at 4pm at City Hall.  The exact location is not yet mentioned on the Mayor’s blog or on  City Hall’s website.

The Main Street Partnership (DMSP) is a commission that was recently appointed to promote the revitalization of downtown Danbury, as per Downtown Danbury: Issues and Recommendations 2010, a comprehensive plan written by the Danbury Main Street Renaissance task Force, a group that first met in 2008.

The members of the DMSP , formally announced on January 30, are:

 

Ed Ackell – Retired, former owner of Ed’s Cigar Box on Main Street

Ingrid Alvarez-DeMarzo – Executive Director, Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury

Stephen Bull – President, Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce

Andrea Gartner – Manager, CityCenter Danbury

Mike Kallas – President, Kallas Realty

Warren Levy – City of Danbury, Councilman and Owner, Danbury Metal Finishing

James Maloney – Former U.S. Congressman currently President/CEO of the Connecticut Institute For Communities.

Marie O’Neill – Union Savings Bank Senior Vice President, Retail Banking, Marketing and Sales.

Shawn Palmer – Publisher, The News-Times

Paul Reiss – Vice President of Finance & Administration, Western Connecticut State University

 

Downtown Danbury: Issues and Recommendations 2010 is a comprehensive document detailing key issues, economic development, urban design, historic preservation and public improvements and is available for download on the city’s website here.

The Mayor’s blog explained that the inaugural meeting succeeding in creating a format for meetings and a rough agenda for the upcoming months.  He also wrote that the next meeting will detail the Task Force’s report.

“This is a terrific opportunity to begin some critical thinking about our urban corridor and will gives us a vehicle to promote change and investment on Main Street,” the Mayor concluded.

 

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