A blighted property on Station Road could be a snag in efforts to revitalize the downtown.
Brookfield will ask the owner to clean up the former dry cleaners at 20 Station Road, a 2.3-acre property in the Town Center, where the town, the state and several developers are pouring millions into building sidewalks and housing to attract shoppers and new residents.
But since the building was condemned in 2011, the lot has become a “dumping ground” for trash, lowering surrounding property values, First Selectman Steve Dunn said. He said the Blight Committee plans to ask the owner to fix or tear down the building.
“We would like it to reflect the quality and style of the surrounding neighborhood,” Dunn said. Read full article.