A great article on Brookfield, CT was recently published in the New York Times.
For years, Brookfield had beautiful scenery but no walkable downtown. A new revitalization plan aims to change that.
In late June, ground was broken at an intersection called Four Corners, currently the site of four gas stations. What’s to come is a three-phase revitalization, beginning with a $6 million installation of pedestrian lighting, a bike path and sidewalks with benches and planters. A four-building complex of mixed-use retail and residential rentals called Brookfield Village is already underway, aimed at millennials and empty-nesters. The vision for the area is a quaint town center with shops, restaurants and gathering places.