Report by Paula Antolini
November 24, 2016 10:08AM EDT
Rep. Harding Lends a Hand at the Brookfield Village Ground Breaking
Grabs a shovel to commemorate the start of “New Downtown” project
BROOKFIELD – Brookfield’s Four Corners (at Federal and Station Roads) is emerging as a new, robust growth and development area for the town. As the new “Town Center District,” Brookfield Village will include sidewalks, a widened street lined with new lighting, fresh landscaping, retail/food services and other services like medical offices, spas and salons, and professional workplaces. The groundbreaking took place earlier this month, where State Representative and Brookfield native Stephen Harding (R-107) expressed hope for Brookfield’s economic revitalization.
“This is a great opportunity to finally provide a downtown area for everyone here in Brookfield,” said Rep. Harding, who supported the Four Corners Revitalization Plan to provide a downtown area for businesses and residents alike. “I particularly love that the village will be home to several new restaurants and retail stores at a primary location, where pedestrians can walk safely along our new sidewalks. It will be a vibrant place created by our local residents who care deeply for our town, and who have a local vision for what it’s going to be. I look forward to working with our local zoning boards and town officials on the construction going forward, and thank all our boards and countless volunteers for making this vision a reality.”
The village, designed by architect Paul B. Bailey, is being built by Montagno Construction as the General Contractor – both are based in western Connecticut. The project is expected to be complete by mid-to-late 2017.
Rep. Stephen Harding represents the 107th district of Brookfield, Bethel and Danbury.