The Brookfield Board of Selectmen recently forwarded a request to the Board of Finance for appraisals of potential properties at the Brookfield Town Center for municipal purposes. The town is looking to spend no more than $12,000 for appraisals, in conjunction with the possibility of buying property, for parking and possible buildings.
First Selectman Steve Dunn says as the streetscaping in the Four Corners area is getting done, it's become apparent that there will not be enough parking in the new town center. When the work is completed, there will be 27 parking spaces on Federal Road. Dunn noted that if they want the new town center to thrive, it has to be easy for people to have accessible parking.
The Still River Greenway has been very popular, but there is no permanent parking in the town center for people who want to use the Greenway.
Dunn says the land could also be used for a library or police station, though the studies on the needs of both buildings are still in the very early phases.