Economic Development in Brookfield

In 2015 the Village of Brookfield’s leadership established the Department of Community & Economic Development. The mission of the department is to promote and manage all development activity within one department.  Key economic development actions include financial and non-financial activities or programs as listed below:

The Department’s Key Financial Actions Include:

  • Management of current and potentially new TIF for priority areas
  • “Re-TIF” of certain portions of the Ogden TIF District
  • Tax code division of the Ogden TIF
  • Utilization of Cook County incentives as needed
  • Grant acquisition for site preparation (e.g., brownfield remediation)
  • Land assembly (including acquisition of abandoned homes)

The Department’s Key Non-Financial Actions Include:

  • Branding with an array of broad outreach and marketing actions
  • Direct outreach to developers, commercial property owners, and end users
  • TOD-projects involving higher-density multi-family homes
  • Systematic hotel improvements
  • Mandated improvements by owners of properties
  • Comprehensive streetscaping along Ogden
  • Comprehensive signage upgrades along Ogden
  • Coordinated bike improvements including the establishment of striped bike lanes, bike signage, bike racks at priority areas, a potential 31st Street bike lane to Zoo, marketing to Active Transportation Alliance members, etc.
  • Leveraging recreational assets of the community
  • Infrastructure improvements along certain roads

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