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Brookfield Lawmakers Praise $500K Grant For Sidewalks, Parking, Bike Lanes

Rep. Stephen Harding said the grant the Brookfield recently received will help the city finish its revitalization efforts.
Rep. Stephen Harding said the grant the Brookfield recently received will help the city finish its revitalization efforts. Photo Credit: Contributed
Senator Clark Chapin said the $500,000 grant the city received will go a long way towards revitalizing and improving Brookfield Four Corners.
Senator Clark Chapin said the $500,000 grant the city received will go a long way towards revitalizing and improving Brookfield Four Corners. Photo Credit: Senator Clark Chapin/Facebook

BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- The Brookfield Village Project can officially commence now that the village has received a $500,000 Small Town Economic Assistance Program grant from the state.

After previously receiving funding to build new shops and restaurants near the town’s Four Corners, the new grant will provide for the necessary sidewalk, parking and bike lane construction.

State Sen. Clark Chapin (R-30) and state Rep. Stephen Harding (R-107), believe the funds will allow the town to take a significant step in implementing the Brookfield Revitalization Plan to create a walkable, bike-friendly downtown hub.

“These funds will go a long way toward revitalizing and improving Brookfield Four Corners," said Chapin. “The current and future residents of Brookfield will be well served by this investment.”

Of the 14 towns across the state receiving STEAP grants from the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, Brookfield is one of the few to receive the maximum amount of $500,000.

“This is incredible news for Brookfield,” said Harding. “I look forward to seeing this project finally materialize and bring new business and cultural opportunities to our town. I thank the OPM for providing Brookfield with much-needed support to complete the vital transportation aspect of our plan.”

Harding represents the 107th district of Brookfield, Bethel and Danbury. Chapin represents the 30th District of Brookfield, Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Milford, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon, Torrington, Warren and Winchester.

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