Danbury’s Downtown Special Services District
Promoting and Revitalizing Danbury’s Historic Downtown
The Danbury Downtown Special Services District, more commonly known and doing business as CityCenter Danbury, was established in 1988. The one square-mile District in the heart of downtown Danbury annually oversees special tax revenues earmarked for downtown revitalization programs, special services and capital improvements. The District is concerned with any issue that pertains to the improvements of the physical and economic environment of Downtown. As a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Connecticut Main Street Center, CityCenter Danbury follows the four principles of Design, Organization, Promotion, and Economic Restructuring to further the ongoing revitalization of downtown Danbury.
CityCenter Danbury works on such issues as parking, marketing and promotion, special events, business recruitment, security, streetscape improvements and maintenance. To further the goals of CityCenter Danbury, the Danbury Downtown Council is a partner organization, supplementing CityCenter’s working plan by implementing the District’s special events and promotional programs. These include the CityCenter Summer Series Concerts on the Green, The Taste of Greater Danbury, the CityCenter Farmers’ Market at Kennedy Park, Halloween on the Green, the annual ‘Light the Lights’ Holiday Lighting program and the Chili Winter Warm-up.
CityCenter Danbury also works in partnership with the City of Danbury, the Northwest Connecticut Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city office of Economic Development, and the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut to enhance and promote CityCenter Danbury as the downtown destination and urban core for arts, culture, and entertainment in the Greater Danbury and Housatonic Valley area. This collaboration has resulted in downtown Danbury being named the host city for the highly-acclaimed Connecticut Film Festival, creating a signature event for CityCenter Danbury and helping to establish it as the premiere downtown District in western Connecticut.
For more information, visit www.citycenterdanbury.com