BROOKFIELD — An ongoing community effort to turn the Four Corners section of town into a vibrant village that will sustain retail shops, offices and apartments got an economic boost this week through the state’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program, Rep. David Scribner said today. The $250,000 award will go toward streetscape improvements designed to make the area more pedestrian friendly, including sidewalks and signage, Scribner said. The enhancement effort is tied to the recently-completed Route 7 bypass project, which channeled traffic away from the once-congested area.
“This grant represents economic development in its truest form,” said Scribner, a member of both the legislature’s Finance and Transportation committees. “This money will allow local leaders to move forward with a project central in Brookfield’s plan of development, one that will transform this section of town into a destination—a place that will make investors stand up and take notice.”
Scribner, who also represents Bethel, has been actively involved in the enhancement of Four Corners, securing millions of dollars for projects that improved water quality in the area.