VOTERS TO CONSIDER STREETSCAPE FUNDING
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.