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$120,000 for Danforth Economic Development and Revitalization Secured by Senator Collins

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that she secured $120,000 in the Fiscal Year 2022 Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill to support economic redevelopment and community revitalization in Danforth.  As the Ranking Member and lead Republican on the Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Collins co-authored this bill. 


The omnibus funding package passed the House and the Senate and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.


“The construction of a park and pavilion in downtown Danforth provides a unique opportunity for revitalization,” said Senator Collins.  “This visionary community-driven project will set the stage for economic growth, particularly through an expansion of the successful farmers’ market, and provide a new gathering space for the town for other local events.  I strongly advocated for this funding that will benefit Danforth as well as the surrounding region.”


Danforth will use this funding to construct a public community pavilion, relocate an existing playground, and conduct property surveys to inform future plans on the site.


The downtown project is comprised of surveying for easements and property line issues, creating an original boardwalk connecting the pavilion to the park, demolition of a building within the boardwalk path, refurbishing deteriorating sidewalks on the main street, resituating an existing playground to the west of the pavilion, and constructing the pavilion.  This request concentrates on the relocation of the playground, surveying, and construction of the market-in-common pavilion.  The growing Danforth Farmers’ Market will anchor the pavilion’s year-round use. 


The Town of Danforth is committed to hiring regional-based contractors for surveying, engineering, construction, and landscaping for the project, an estimated 20+ positions.



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