“Our vision of creating a pedestrian-friendly streetscape and roadway improvements in a newly revitalized Town Center reached two new milestones.
The CT DOT approved the bid package for Phase 1 and it was advertised in the News-Times, the Town’s website and the State Contracting portal. The Town held a mandatory pre-bid meeting for interested contractors on April 25th which 12 companies attended. Bids are due May 12th. Construction will begin in June and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017.
The Town has received formal confirmation from CT DOT that our TAP grant application for Phase 2 has been approved, with their funding increased from $475,000 to $865,000, a huge win! This funding, along with a Town match of $475,000, fully funds Phase 2 which connects Phase 1 to the Still River Greenway. Brookfield is the first Town in CT to have a TAP grant approved. The RFP to begin engineering design work will be issued in early May 2017. Construction target date is 2019.
Brookfield Village, buildings one and four are moving along nicely, with completion due this fall. Residential and commercial tenants will begin to occupy the buildings soon afterwards. Brookfield Village buildings two and three, where old Mother Earth and Subway buildings are located, will begin construction after buildings one and four are completed.
Brookfield Town Center is experiencing increased interest. Property owners are looking to enhance their structures, vacant commercial land is on the market for sale and business owners are gathering together to create a business association to strengthen the business district. This is a great time for Brookfield!
As always, any questions about The Town Center revitalization development, you can contact Greg Dembowski, Project Manager @ 203-740-3865, GDembowski@brookfieldct.gov or Betsy Paynter, Economic & Community Development Manager @ 203-775-5235, email@example.com.”
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“The streetscape, which will be done in three phases, will include sidewalks, improved lighting and planters. Eight utility poles will be moved to not disrupt the flow of the sidewalk. The state also approved 27 new parallel parking spots. Greg Dembowski, project manager, said bids are due by May 12. The bids will be compiled and recommendations given to the state DOT. Dembowski said he expects work to start in June and be completed by November, around the same time as Phase One of Brookfield Village.”
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“Plans are for the Four Corners development to include removing eight utility poles and several existing buildings to construct four mixed-use buildings under the “Brookfield Village” moniker. That $25 million development will have first floors reserved for commercial use while the top two floors will consist of one- and two-bedroom apartments and total 72 units. Each floor would be about 25,000 square feet. The new buildings – half of which are expected to be completed by this fall, with the rest completed by fall 2018 – will be set far enough back from the street to allow for sidewalks.”
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“In February, voters authorized the town to borrow up to $1.7 million for the first phase of the project to beautify the Four Corners. The project includes sidewalks, planters and other amenities at the intersection of Federal and Station roads. Grants will cover the rest of the $3.5 million.”
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See how highly Connecticut ranks on so many economic and community health indicators. Connecticut is ranked:
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Town of Brookfield Referendum on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 6 AM to 8PM
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“In Brookfield’s town center, 650 housing units are in various stages of construction or pre-construction, with about 34,000 square feet of commercial development planned.” Read the full article: Celebrate Connecticut 2016 Awards
According to results from Niche.com, Brookfield School District has been rated “among CT’s Top 100 School Districts for College Readiness”. Brookfield’s Schools have been ranked 27th throughout CT. “Ninety-three percent of [Brookfield] students in this district are considered proficient in math and/or reading.”
“The Western Connecticut Economic Development Alliance (WCEDA) announces the launch of a new website that promotes the Greater Danbury region’s attributes, resources and advantages for businesses looking to expand in or relocate to the region.”
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