PACE to Adjust Bus Routes Around Downtown Construction

Due to construction around the Metra BNSF Railway Brookfield Station, Route 331 will not operate on Brookfield Avenue between Prairie Avenue and Brookfield Village Hall starting Monday, August 13, 2018.  Instead, southbound trips will end, and northbound trips will begin, on Prairie Avenue just north of Brookfield Avenue. Buses will detour until construction ends.  Click […]

***UPDATED TIMEFRAME*** Prairie Avenue Train Station Traffic will be affected beginning week of 8/20…

***EDIT*** There has been a delay in construction…these traffic patterns will not begin until next week,  August 20th.  Please see traffic plan below.  We appreciate your patience while we make these improvements to our Train Station.  The overall safety for pedestrians and vehicular traffic will be greatly improved once this project is completed.  

Status Update on Downtown Metra Station Project

The Village has begun major train station improvements being funded by 2 grants from the West Suburban Mass Transit District and Metra (along with a small portion from Village funds).  These improvements (see Exhibits 1, 2 and 3) will not only upgrade the train station area, but also improve pedestrian crossing safety and add streetscape […]

Save the Date for October Solar Summit!

On October 6, make plans to attend a “Solar Summit” geared towards homeowners as well as other property owners and homebuilders considering “going solar”.  The agenda includes:   An overview of solar photo-voltaic (PV) panel installations on roofs – either as retrofits on existing homes or as part of new construction projects; Tips from industry […]

Call for Artists for Ehlert Park

The Village is looking to collaborate with an artist or artist team to pursue public art to be located at Ehlert Park.  Specifically, the Village and the Brookfield Beautification Commission are undertaking a “call for artists” to create an aesthetically pleasing outdoor mural as a temporary public art display/installation at Ehlert Park. The painted mural […]

Complete Streets Committee to Initiate Washington Avenue Bike Lane Study

The Village’s interdepartmental “Complete Streets” Committee met earlier in June to review bike and pedestrian improvements contained in the new Active Transportation Plan.  At the meeting, it was determined that there were budgeted funds available (per the 2018 budget approved by the Board of Trustees) for bike striping along Washington Avenue, and that detailed study/programming […]

Call for Artists for Fine Arts Festival

The Chamber of Commerce will once again host the Fine Arts Festival this September.  The event is scheduled for Kiwanis Park on September 22 starting at 9 AM and running until 4 PM.  If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application at the following link: 2018 Art Fair Application

Brookfield Offers New Business Sign Program

The Village of Brookfield has established a new signage program, offering 0% interest loans to businesses seeking new signage or upgraded signs.  Business pursuing new signage also can get a waiver on their building permit fees.  The program is designed to be a win-win, with the community benefiting by having more attractive signs along Ogden […]