New home resale ordinance to take effect October 1

On September 14, 2015, the Village of Brookfield Village Board made significant changes to the home resale ordinance. Essentially, the requirement for sellers to obtain a home inspection from the Village is repealed and replaced with a requirement that home buyers obtain a home inspection. The buyer would obtain an inspection from a state-licensed inspector […]

Flags lowered to half staff

Notice was received from Governor Rauner’s Office that all persons or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of: Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, Fox Lake Police Department Flags will fly at half staff from Sunrise, Saturday, September 5, 2015 until Sunset, Monday, September […]

Stormwater Summit: Village, Builders Share Ideas on Flood Mitigation Strategies

With the newly minted Stormwater Management Ordinance in place, the Village recently sponsored a “Stormwater Summit” to discuss new construction methods for managing/preventing/mitigating flooding. The Stormwater Summit’s purpose was to do outreach to builders and developers who invest in the community, to get them up to speed on the new ordinance, and to share ideas […]

Brookfield is Ready for Rain Barrels

The highly anticipated Rain Barrel Program is now underway in Brookfield. Brookfield residents are eligible to participate in this program and may receive up to four free rain barrels per household. The rain barrels, hardware and instructions for setup will be delivered right to your property. All free of charge. This program is the result […]

Rain Barrels Rolling Toward Brookfield

On July 27, 2015 the Village of Brookfield entered into a partnership with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) to offer a Rain Barrel Program to Village residents. This means that the Village of Brookfield will facilitate the delivery of complimentary rain barrels to Brookfield residents. The rain barrels will be provided and delivered by […]

Developer Selected, Scoping Sites for New Retail

On July 27, 2015, the Village of Brookfield selected the firm of Troutman & Dams as its “Developer of Record” to partner with the Village on new retail projects along Ogden Avenue.  In practice, this means the Village has designated the Developer as its representative to do direct outreach to national and regional tenants – in […]

Sherwin Williams Project on Track

After a quick ground breaking in early June, the brand new Sherwin Williams paint store has commenced construction in earnest in July.  To date, foundation work, utility work, and major components of the exterior have been erected with roof work to begin soon.  The construction project is being lead by the construction management firm Table […]

Village Enjoying Mini Building Boom

As the Village continues to rebound from the depths of the 2008 recession, the Department of Community & Economic Development is reporting a major pick-up in building activity.  The Department has reviewed and approved an increasing number of permits, with permit value growing each year since 2011. In fact, the 2014 permits are nearly 70% […]