Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Derby to host workshop on revitalization

Vibrant Communities Initiative project
DERBY - Mayor Anita Dugatto is inviting members of the public to an informational workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday in aldermanic chambers at City Hall that will focus on the revitalization of Derby’s historic downtown buildings.
"All of our residents, business owners, and taxpayers have a stake in the financial well-being of Derby’s local economy,” Dugatto said in a release.“Given this, they should have the opportunity to take an active role in the revitalization of our city.”
The workshop is part of an ongoing project of the Vibrant Communities Initiative funded by a grant from the Preservation Division of the CT Department of Economic and Community Development. 
The grant, being administered by the CT Trust for Historic Preservation, provides for the development of an action plan for an underutilized historic structure within the city that would be significant to Derby’s revitalization efforts.
“Demonstrating the potential of our historic properties is an important part of the community
revitalization process,” Dugatto said. “We want investors to see the unique opportunities that
exist in our city.”
CME Associates, an architecture, engineering, and technical services firm with expertise in historic preservation, has been selected to assist Derby in developing this plan. 
“Our hope is that this plan will serve as a template and catalyst for the revitalization of
historic properties throughout the city,” Dugatto said.
“I encourage members of our community to come out and learn more about this important project.”

This post is taken from a press release from Mayor Anita Dugatto's office.

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