Board approves plan to convert Danbury school into a 40-key hotel

September 26, 2018 04:16PM

Danbury’s Department of Planning and Zoning approved plans to convert a school into a 40-room hotel, the Stamford Advocate reported. As part of the plan, the Paul Mitchell School, a cosmetology school that currently operates out of 2 National Place, would relocate to another part of Danbury. The three-story building would undergo an interior renovation, and the developer would add to the first floor while also creating a new patio area, according to the outlet. The hotel would likely cater to the medical community and to medical students’ relatives, since Danbury Hospital isn’t far away, sources said. “We don’t really have a hotel downtown and we need one,” City Center Danbury director Betsy Paynter told the outlet. The project will now advance to the permitting phase of development. [Stamford Advocate]