Brand new one and two bedroom apartments have been given the go-ahead for Main Street in Danbury.

According to, the new $13 million apartment complex called Brookview Commons II will be built where the NewsTimes building now stands at 333 Main St. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall.

Does downtown Danbury really need more housing? According to a master plan by city officials to revitalize the downtown's nightlife, the answer is Yes. The comprehensive research finds that more empty-nesters are selling their homes and are looking to move into the downtown area.

The 10-acre 375 apartment complex, Kennedy Flats has reached a 90% occupancy rate. Developer, Dan Bertram's plan is to build a six-story apartment complex that will include a second story outdoor pool that will overlook Mainstreet.

One and two bedroom apartments will rent between $1,400 to $2,600. The city's timeline has the demolition of the old News Times building beginning in the next couple of months. The new Main Street apartments are expected to take 18 months to construct.

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