Village Receives Regional Recognition, Asked to Speak at Conferences

Village staff have been asked to present at the Illinois charter of the American Planning Association’s Conference in September.  The topic of the presentation panel is “Navigating Brookfield” and will describe the recent planning and economic development efforts in Brookfield to take the Village on a path towards a more vibrant, diverse, and healthy community.  […]

Village Wins Grant for High Resolution Cameras

In September of 2016 the Community and Economic Development Department (CEDD) brought the Greenest Region Compact 2 (GRC2) to the Village Board for review.  The GRC2 is a regional plan that develops sustainability goals for the region.  There are ten strategic areas of focus: climate, economic development, energy, land, leadership, mobility, municipal operations, sustainable communities, […]

Dog Park Open House

On Wednesday, July 12th stop by Village Hall between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to give your input. Join fellow residents and community members in a discussion about a study for a dog park in Brookfield. Stop in anytime to participate in the interactive activities. Families are welcome. The Community and Economic Development Intern is […]

Bike Boulevard Planned for Arden Avenue

The Village has announced plans for Arden Avenue.  As part of the Active Transportation Plan, a Bike Boulevard will be constructed in this section of the Village. This is just one part of a comprehensive look at making walking, taking public transportation, and bicycling in Brookfield safer and more comfortable. Click HERE for more information.

Village Seeking Community Participation

In 2016, the Village of Brookfield received a major grant from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), to update the Comprehensive Plan. The Village is looking for resident participation through an online survey, to help update the Comprehensive Plan. The survey can be accessed on the Comprehensive Plan webpage www.ratiodesign.com/brookfieldcp under “Stakeholder Survey.” A […]

Village to Release Active Transportation Plan Draft

The Village will soon issue its first-ever Active Transportation Plan, with an exposure draft to be published for public comment in July.  The Plan is 100%-grant funded thanks to a Cook County “Healthy HotSpot” initiative, with the non-profit Active Transportation Alliance serving as the plan consultant.  Currently, the Alliance is in the process of synthesizing […]

Cook County Flooding Grant Announced

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development’s Residential Resilience Program announced a new grant opportunity.  Cook County secured funding from HUD to provide one-time residential construction grants of up to $25,000 to repair flood damage to homes and minimize the risk future flooding through flood mitigation strategies such as overhead sewers and green infrastructure. […]

Help Plan Brookfield’s Future

Join the Village and RATIO at the first public workshop! On Wednesday, April 26th stop by Village Hall between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and make your voice heard. Join fellow residents and community members in a discussion about Brookfield’s future. Stop in anytime to participate in the interactive activities. Refreshments will be served and […]