The Brookfield Zoning Commission has closed the public hearing about the proposed Renaissance apartment building project on Federal Road. The developer initially submitted a 6-story building, with no retail space. Public safety and other concerns were raised so a new plan was submitted.
The developer's Attorney, Chris Smith, says the amended application is no longer affordable or incentive housing because there are fewer units being proposed. The alternative has 5% workforce housing based on 80% median income.
If the Zoning Commission rejects the alternative plan and the original proposal, Smith says his client will appeal for the 156 units to gain approval. Since that was an 8-30g application, it could trump local zoning decisions. If the alternative, which also includes ground floor retail space, Smith says that applicant will be satisfied and there will be no appeal.
The Zoning Commission has 65 days to issue a decision.