VOT­ERS TO CON­SIDER STREETSCAPE FUND­ING

The News-Times (Sunday) - - News - [email protected]­stimes.com

A spe­cial town meet­ing will be held Mon­day evening to ap­prove fund­ing for the third phase of the streetscape project.

Vot­ers will con­sider ap­pro­pri­at­ing $1.3 mil­lion for the project, which aims to add side­walks, park­ing, a bike trail and more on Old Route 7 and Lau­rel Hill Road. The town would likely not pay the full $1.3 mil­lion be­cause it is pur­su­ing state and fed­eral grants to help cover the cost.

Brook­field has ap­plied for a state Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion grant that would re­quire the town to match up to 20 per­cent, or a max­i­mum of $260,000, of the cost, ac­cord­ing to meet­ing min­utes.

The project is part of an ef­fort to re­vi­tal­ize the down­town area and at­tract pedes­tri­ans and shop­pers.

The town in­stalled side­walks and other ameni­ties at the Four Cor­ners in­ter­sec­tion last sum­mer. The sec­ond phase is planned for sum­mer, while the third phase would be­gin in the sum­mer of 2020.

A fourth phase is planned to bring the streetscape north of the Four Cor­ners to New­bury Vil­lage on Fed­eral Road.

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