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Danbury Y Buliding Sold For $1.175M; Plans Call For Community Center

James Maloney, head of Connecticut Institute for Communities Photo Credit: Connecticut Institute for Communities
The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut closed the branch at 12 Boughton St. in Danbury in July 2014. The building has been sold and will be converted into a Boys & Girls Club and the pool restored. Photo Credit: File

DANBURY, Conn. -- The former YMCA building in Danbury has been sold for $1.175 million with the new owner planning to transform it into a community center with a swimming pool.

James H. Maloney, president and CEO of the Connecticut Institute For Communities Inc., announced that CIFC's purchase of the building had been finalized.

The funding came from part of a $2.5 million purchase and rehabilitation grant sponsored by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

CIFC is using the remainder of grant to rehabilitate the building at 12 Boughton St. into good condition. It has hired Danbury-based Rizzo Corp. as the project's construction manager. CIFC anticipates that the project will take 12 months to complete.

The completed Danbury Community Center will sponsor a variety of recreational programs, such as:

  • senior swims;
  • swim-safety classes for Danbury schoolchildren;
  • basketball and other sports opportunities for local teams;
  • the organization of a Danbury Boys & Girls Club, in partnership with the national Boys & Girls Club organization.
Until July 2014, the building had housed the Danbury branch of the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut. Members were able to switch to the Greenknoll branch at 2 Huckleberry Hill Road, Brookfield.

Read more about the plans for YMCA on the Daily Voice and about its shutdown .

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