What’s Happening In Brookfield

We’ve all heard various rumors about various new businesses coming to Brookfield.  To get the real scoop, we met with Steve Dunn, Brookfield Selectman.

Below is a summary of what residents can expect to open in Brookfield.

  • Dunkin’ Donuts has opened at their new location 756 Federal Rd. Check out their new drive-in window!
  • Portobello Restaurant and Pizza will be expanding and moving to 756 Federal Rd this fall.
  • L’Uva, an Italian restaurant “dedicated to carrying on the Italian tradition of delicious cuisine in a cozy, family-friendly environment” will be opening at 439 Candlewood Lake Rd.
  • The Food Emporium is expected to open this fall.  In addition to the grocery store, the building will also feature market rate studio and one-bedroom apartments and room for at least two additional businesses.  This property will also provide a municipal parking lot for the Still River Greenway and Town Center. 
  • A Dairy Queen is expected to open in the old Shell Gas Station across the street from Shop Rite.
  • A Starbucks is expected to open across from Bank of America / in front of BJs.
  • A Spec building is under construction next to 450 Federal Rd.
  • A Special Permit Application for a Daycare Center going by the name “Growing Seeds Academy” to be located at 117 Old State St. was submitted to the Zoning Commission in July.
  • The new Candlewood Lake Elementary School is on schedule and significantly under budget according to Steve Dunn. The new school is expected to open next August.
  • The Linden at Brookfield will be opening at 291 Federal Rd in January 2022. They offer personalized independent living, assisted living and memory care services.

Federal Rd Widening – This state-run project consists of four (4) intersection safety improvements:  The construction of a southbound dedicated left-turn lanes into Chick-Fil-A and ShopRite Plaza.  

The installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of Beverly Drive and Federal Road.  The installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of 316 and 317 Federal Road (where Ramen house is). The removal of one of the two traffic signals at the northern intersection of Route 202 and Old New Milford Road. Old New Milford Road will become one way south from the intersection at Barnbeck Place to Huckleberry Hill Road. Part of Old New Milford Rd will be renamed Wagon Wheel Way.

The project also proposes the widening of the roadway along the corridor to provide 4-foot shoulders to improve safety for bicyclists. In addition, the project will include the construction of 5-foot sidewalks to accommodate pedestrian traffic along the corridor.

Construction is expected to start in the spring of 2022 and finish in the fall. 

Still River Greenway – Brookfield, along with Danbury and New Milford have applied for a $250,000 Tri-town grant to design the Greenway to the Danbury and New Milford Greenways.

Before we left, we had a few additional questions for Steve…

  • Will Trader Joes open a new store in Brookfield? That’s a “No”!
  • We have heard that several residents have concerns about all the new construction in town.  Can the town control future expansions?  “The construction we are seeing are private land-owners developing their land as they see fit.  Whether it’s a building to lease as retail space or a residential building, The Board of Selectmen has very little discretion in what gets built. The Zoning board does have significant control over what is built but cannot stop all development. It should be noted that all development being done is in keeping with the Town’s long-term Plan of Conservation and development.
What’s Happening In Brookfield

We’ve all heard various rumors about various new businesses coming to Brookfield.  To get the real scoop, we met with Steve Dunn, Brookfield Selectman.

Below is a summary of what residents can expect to open in Brookfield.

  • Dunkin’ Donuts has opened at their new location 756 Federal Rd. Check out their new drive-in window!
  • Portobello Restaurant and Pizza will be expanding and moving to 756 Federal Rd this fall.
  • L’Uva, an Italian restaurant “dedicated to carrying on the Italian tradition of delicious cuisine in a cozy, family-friendly environment” will be opening at 439 Candlewood Lake Rd.
  • The Food Emporium is expected to open this fall.  In addition to the grocery store, the building will also feature market rate studio and one-bedroom apartments and room for at least two additional businesses.  This property will also provide a municipal parking lot for the Still River Greenway and Town Center. 
  • A Dairy Queen is expected to open in the old Shell Gas Station across the street from Shop Rite.
  • A Starbucks is expected to open across from Bank of America / in front of BJs.
  • A Spec building is under construction next to 450 Federal Rd.
  • A Special Permit Application for a Daycare Center going by the name "Growing Seeds Academy" to be located at 117 Old State St. was submitted to the Zoning Commission in July.
  • The new Candlewood Lake Elementary School is on schedule and significantly under budget according to Steve Dunn. The new school is expected to open next August.
  • The Linden at Brookfield will be opening at 291 Federal Rd in January 2022. They offer personalized independent living, assisted living and memory care services.

Federal Rd Widening – This state-run project consists of four (4) intersection safety improvements:  The construction of a southbound dedicated left-turn lanes into Chick-Fil-A and ShopRite Plaza.  

The installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of Beverly Drive and Federal Road.  The installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of 316 and 317 Federal Road (where Ramen house is). The removal of one of the two traffic signals at the northern intersection of Route 202 and Old New Milford Road. Old New Milford Road will become one way south from the intersection at Barnbeck Place to Huckleberry Hill Road. Part of Old New Milford Rd will be renamed Wagon Wheel Way.

The project also proposes the widening of the roadway along the corridor to provide 4-foot shoulders to improve safety for bicyclists. In addition, the project will include the construction of 5-foot sidewalks to accommodate pedestrian traffic along the corridor.

Construction is expected to start in the spring of 2022 and finish in the fall. 

Still River Greenway – Brookfield, along with Danbury and New Milford have applied for a $250,000 Tri-town grant to design the Greenway to the Danbury and New Milford Greenways.

Before we left, we had a few additional questions for Steve…

  • Will Trader Joes open a new store in Brookfield? That’s a “No”!
  • We have heard that several residents have concerns about all the new construction in town.  Can the town control future expansions?  “The construction we are seeing are private land-owners developing their land as they see fit.  Whether it’s a building to lease as retail space or a residential building, The Board of Selectmen has very little discretion in what gets built. The Zoning board does have significant control over what is built but cannot stop all development. It should be noted that all development being done is in keeping with the Town’s long-term Plan of Conservation and development.


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One Reply to “What’s Happening In Brookfield”

  1. Sorry but all this building is ruining our little country town to City! It is so sad to see.. No more farms or farm stands.ALOT MORE TRAFFIC STONY HILL LIKE FEDERAL RD!! TIME TO THINK ABOUT MOVING!!😡

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