New Planning Commission alternate Nancy Tolmoff produced a five-minute promotional video showing off Brookfield as a means of attracting tourism and, hopefully, a more vibrant economy. And the best place to centralize that economy: the proposed Town Center District (TCD), the revitalization plan for the .
Tolmoff, a 42-year resident of Brookfield, said she wanted to feature the town’s look and style as fodder for imagining a new downtown.
“I really feel this is something we need to push forward on,” Tolmoff said, but first they town has to decide, “What is this going to look like?”
The town recently (FHI) to help conceptualize the new TCD and put the town on a path toward making it a reality.
As part of their work, to gather feedback from the public and FHI and the town will be hosting an informal charrette May 7-10 at the to receive input and answer questions.
But before any plan can become a reality, the town needs to attract businesses to the area, ones that will bring people, and their business, to Brookfield.
“We need to focus on recreation and tourism,” Tolmoff said, explaining the video’s focus on the town’s assets, such as Candlewood and Lillinonah lakes. “We need to create a come-to place.”