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6-story 'Renaissance' developer to submit changes to Brookfield proposal

The proposed six-story apartment building in Brookfield could be redesigned.


The Renaissance developer asked the Zoning Commission last night for a brief continuance of the public hearing in order to submit an alternate plan.  Thursday was supposed to be the final night of public hearings by state statute.  Attorney Christopher Smith says they expect to have a proposal submitted to the Brookfield Zoning Commission by March 21. 


The Commission’s next meeting is scheduled for March 24.  Some members asked if the applicant would be willing to keep the public hearing period open through April 14, which is the following scheduled meeting. 


The developer is proposing to reduce the number of stories in the building and offset some of the unit losses by adding up a smaller building where the existing day care center stands.  Smith says they appreciate everything Brookfield is trying to do in the 4 Corners, but the applicant has every intention of staying at the site.


Officials noted that there weren’t many traffic issues with the original proposal so they don’t anticipate a long review period for the alternate plans.  The big issue was public safety and the ability of the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department to respond to an emergency.  They will be asked to weigh in on the plans.