State Bonds for Richter House, Family & Childrens Aid, Centro Hispano

July 27, 2015

I joined Danbury State Representatives David Arconti and Jan Giegler in announcing the State Bond Commission is expected to approve two grants for projects in Danbury at its meeting Tuesday, July 28. The first is a $1 million grant to assist with the preservation of the historic Richter House in Richter Park. The second is to fund a $250,779 project for renovations to 22 Orchard Street for two neighboring independent nonprofits, Family & Children’s Aid and the Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury.

The Danbury Arts and Entertainment Center at Richter Park project will cost $4.9 million in total and be funded by a combination of sources, a $1 million state grant, private donations, and the City of Danbury. The Richter House will be fully renovated and expanded into an art, musical and environmental education facility, including a performance and community center.

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