Commssion to weigh Costco application...

Commssion to weigh Costco application this month

There are 38 comments on the NewsTimes.com story from Jun 10, 2008, titled Commssion to weigh Costco application this month. In it, NewsTimes.com reports that:

The Inland Wetlands Commission will deliberate Costco's proposed move to the current site of Larson's Farm Market at their June 23 meeting after a public hearing on the plan ended Monday.

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Traffic

Marlborough, CT

#1 Jun 10, 2008
Has anyone considered the impact of traffic on Brookfield Center, notably on Rte's 25 and 133, as people avoid Federal Rd?

Since: Oct 07

New York, NY

#2 Jun 10, 2008
Still waiting to hear about the infrastructure improvements that the town should require as part of this project. Silvaggi - any comments?
coin4

Chicopee, MA

#3 Jun 10, 2008
This whole thing disgusts me.
HaHa

Union City, NJ

#4 Jun 10, 2008
I hope they get the new location! Brookfield can then buy the old location and turn that into a fieldhouse for indoor basketball, baseball, lacross ect. It is a win win for everyone. That whole street is already full of retail and traffic the move won't change that.
Almost Gone

United States

#5 Jun 10, 2008
Traffic wrote:
Has anyone considered the impact of traffic on Brookfield Center, notably on Rte's 25 and 133, as people avoid Federal Rd?
Not much more than what is there now. I don't think because it is a new store you will have any new traffic.

Since: Apr 08

Rockville, MD

#6 Jun 10, 2008
Almost Gone wrote:
<quoted text>Not much more than what is there now. I don't think because it is a new store you will have any new traffic.
they've already stated that the old store wll be converted to a Costco Furniture & Appliance center
G Smiley

Yorktown Heights, NY

#7 Jun 10, 2008
Costco is AMAZING! YAY COSTCO!
Facts

Shelton, CT

#8 Jun 10, 2008
Traffic wrote:
Has anyone considered the impact of traffic on Brookfield Center, notably on Rte's 25 and 133, as people avoid Federal Rd?
Traffic concerns can not be used in approval process of a project on a properly zoned property. Town can require road improvements before approving the application, buy can not decline an application because of traffic concerns in the surrounding area.

A developer was declined in another town and sued that town and the case went to the State Supreme Court and they found for the developer.

Sorry to say that the emotional argruement about traffic can not be used to stop this project if Costco agrees to make the road improvements required by the town.
Danbury Tower

United States

#9 Jun 10, 2008
Traffic can be sued to block this project if we tell every single elected official of Brookfield that every single one of them will be voted out of office because traffic will increase dramatically throughout the Rte 7, 25, 133 area of town. All of this so Steiner can make even more money?

Let's throw out some names. Which elected officials are not working hard enough to stop the destruction of Brookfield? Give us names!
Facts wrote:
<quoted text>
Traffic concerns can not be used in approval process of a project on a properly zoned property. Town can require road improvements before approving the application, buy can not decline an application because of traffic concerns in the surrounding area.
A developer was declined in another town and sued that town and the case went to the State Supreme Court and they found for the developer.
Sorry to say that the emotional argruement about traffic can not be used to stop this project if Costco agrees to make the road improvements required by the town.
Theyll get their way

AOL

#10 Jun 10, 2008
They'll get their way no matter how much people protest. Unfortunately the big corporations always seem to win. Even if it means a lot more traffic and the road becomes a congested mess. Sit back and watch these parts of CT become the next NJ
Facts

Shelton, CT

#11 Jun 10, 2008
Danbury Tower wrote:
Traffic can be sued to block this project if we tell every single elected official of Brookfield that every single one of them will be voted out of office because traffic will increase dramatically throughout the Rte 7, 25, 133 area of town. All of this so Steiner can make even more money?
Let's throw out some names. Which elected officials are not working hard enough to stop the destruction of Brookfield? Give us names! <quoted text>
You can attempt to vote them out of office, but it will not make a difference. Costco is being responsive to all request that the Inland Wetlands put forward and made the needed changes in the plans. I can only assume that they will be the same way with the Zoning Board. If they are there is no legal way that the town can decline the application for the new building.

The Steiners are in business to make money, what is wrong with that.

Just to be clear, I am for the new Costco being built.
2cents worth

Mystic, CT

#12 Jun 10, 2008
Costco should buy the bank and the old midas muffler building property and expand their current location with road traffic improvements. Bet is will cost the same as buying and all the legal and expert cost
Amazing

AOL

#13 Jun 10, 2008
G Smiley wrote:
Costco is AMAZING! YAY COSTCO!
Amazing if you need to buy enough for a small army! lol
No COSTCO

United States

#14 Jun 10, 2008
Making even more money at the cost of destroying Brookfield is very wrong.
Facts wrote:
<quoted text>
You can attempt to vote them out of office, but it will not make a difference. Costco is being responsive to all request that the Inland Wetlands put forward and made the needed changes in the plans. I can only assume that they will be the same way with the Zoning Board. If they are there is no legal way that the town can decline the application for the new building.
The Steiners are in business to make money, what is wrong with that.
Just to be clear, I am for the new Costco being built.
Other plots

AOL

#15 Jun 10, 2008
It's too bad that they never looked into other plots right here in Brookfield. I guess the Steiner's and their attorneys, realtors and others had this deal all set with Costco. It's going to look ugly to see a big box store on that parcel and the whole field plowed down and paved over. Say bye bye to any farming history you remembered in this area. Like the song goes.. "They paved paradise and put a up a parking lot"...
No COSTCO

United States

#16 Jun 10, 2008
why not use the old Fines Arts Theatre lot and back Costco up against the field opposite Burger King? They'd have the whole right hand side of Kohl's with more prking than they need. That way they convert an old lot into something useful instead of destroying part of Brookfield.
Cosco is Dump

Pawcatuck, CT

#17 Jun 10, 2008
Cosco is for

POOR PEOPLE

that

live in

Brookfield, Bethel and Danbury

What about

AOL

#18 Jun 10, 2008
No COSTCO wrote:
why not use the old Fines Arts Theatre lot and back Costco up against the field opposite Burger King? They'd have the whole right hand side of Kohl's with more prking than they need. That way they convert an old lot into something useful instead of destroying part of Brookfield.
There's also another very large parcel right up route 7 before the New Mil border on the right. They have been excavating there for months. It's a huge parcel right on a large main road and the new Super 7 will end right there in front. Now wouldn't a lot that has already been approved for commercial construction with a new highway right in front be much better for Costco???? Put it on a lot that is already approved and a road that can handle the increased traffic.
Facts

Shelton, CT

#19 Jun 10, 2008
What about wrote:
<quoted text>There's also another very large parcel right up route 7 before the New Mil border on the right. They have been excavating there for months. It's a huge parcel right on a large main road and the new Super 7 will end right there in front. Now wouldn't a lot that has already been approved for commercial construction with a new highway right in front be much better for Costco???? Put it on a lot that is already approved and a road that can handle the increased traffic.
The property next to Kohls is set to be developed for a Dick's Sporting goods. The property up north was not for sale. The property that Costco is developing is ZONED for Costco's type of use. No need to change zoning.
MidLife

Staffordville, CT

#20 Jun 10, 2008
The farm sold (or is selling) the land to a developer who wants to put up a COSTCO. The only way to stop it is to buy the land and donate it for public use or open space.
Any one of us can have an opinion, or hopes, for the land but ultimately it is in the hands of the owners and what is allowed by law.
We cannot expect a developer NOT to develop. The Town should have bought the land and protected it.

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