Julie Kushner

State Senator

Julie Kushner

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Working Together for Progress

June 7, 2024


June 7, 2024


DANBURY — State Senator Julie Kushner and state Representatives Bob Godfrey and Farley Santos today welcomed the State Bond Commission approval of $1,325,000 for the South Main Street Revitalization project in Danbury.

The funds will be used to improve sidewalks at the intersection of Park and Main Streets, make renovations to Elmwood Park, and conduct a neighborhood drainage study.

The project was first approved by the Community Investment Fund Board in March, but needed final approval today from the State Bond Commission before the funds can be released.

“This state money will help improve the heart of downtown Danbury, home to our community center and senior center and so many thriving businesses,” said Sen. Kushner. “I want to thank Senate President Looney and Speaker Ritter, who are the co-chairs of the Community Investment Fund Board, for recommending this project for approval back in March. The ongoing state investments in the people and places of Danbury are truly amazing and are genuinely appreciated.”

“We worked with each other and with Mayor Roberto Alves to upgrade the area near the old courthouse. It supports the plans to construct badly needed housing along Park Place. It revitalizes an important part of downtown and begins to deal with the flooding between Main St. and Town Hill Avenue. I’m always happy to bring money home to Danbury,” said Rep. Godfrey.

“I am delighted to see that our collaborative efforts, together with Mayor Roberto Alves, to champion for Danbury, are consistently yielding positive outcomes for our community,” said Rep. Farley Santos. “I am pleased to receive this funding, which will facilitate crucial enhancements for this area of our city.”