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Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Development to keep an eye on

City of Brookfield, Development

My Alderman, Lisa Mellone, is really great about keeping her District 7 constituents informed of upcoming issues. She sent this District 7 update last night. (I posted her entire update on Brookfield7.) The 3 development issues should be of interest to all Brookfield residents.

District 7 Residents of the City of Brookfield,

This coming Monday night, Feb. 11th, the Plan Commission will be presented with a digital three dimensional model of the proposed Fountain Brook Crossing office building to be located on the NE corner of Greenfield and Moorland roads.  The meeting starts at 7 pm and this item is 2nd on the agenda.  The meeting is open to the public but there is not an opportunity for residents to speak.  (see www.betterbrookfield.com for more info)

A proposal from Thomson Corp. for the final phase of the Brookfield Common’s development (Pick N Save and retail space on Greenfield Ave.) will also be on the Feb. 11th Plan Commission agenda.  The proposal is for two additional buildings of which one will be retail and the other a bank.  This item is last on the agenda (discussion will most likely occur at 9:30 pm or later).

It was just announced today that VK Development will give an update on development plans for the former WTMJ and Ruby Farm properties near the SW corner of Calhoun and Bluemound roads.  They will present to the Swanson Site Review team at Swanson Elementary on Tuesday, Feb. 12th at 7:30 AM.  This meeting is open to the public.

Note: One of the businesses mentioned for the Fountain Brook Crossing office building proposal was a bank. Here we see next door neighboring Brookfield Commons is hoping to gain approval for a bank as well.

VK Development, no doubt, is watching how Brookfield's Plan Commission treats the overly dense Fountain Brook Crossing proposal.

FOUNTAIN BROOK CROSSING: BIG BUILDING, BIG ZONING CHANGE, BIG PRECEDENT, BIG MISTAKE

FOUNTAIN BROOK CROSSING: 2 UNBELIEVABLY BIG BUILDINGS (Photo comparisons)

More on Brookfield Plan Commission Meeting

Blogs: Brookfield7, Fairlyconservative

Links: Betterbrookfield Vicki Mckenna 

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