Friday, February 17, 2012

Danbury Main Street Partnership Kicks off First Meeting.

Last night the Danbury Main Street Partnership kicked off its first meeting at City Hall.

The Danbury Main Street Partnership consists of 10 members who were appointed by my office last month. The mayor sits on the partnership as a full voting member.

The objective of the organization is to promote the revitalization of the Downtown Revitalization Zone. The Downtown Revitalization Zone or DRZ, was created as an overlay zone by the Zoning Commission late last year to delineate an area of the Main Street corridor that we have targeted for investment and redevelopment.

While just an organizational meeting, it was good to see stake holders and business people from various walks of life engaged in discussions about the future of Main Street.

We set a regular schedule of meetings (the first Thursday of the month at 4 pm), a rough agenda for the next several months , and a format for the meetings.

Next meeting will be a briefing on the Main Street Renaissance Task Force report that was completed at the end of 2010.

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

We have set aside time for public comment/input so feel free to attend the partnerships meetings.

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