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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“Deluxe Apartment In The Sky”

Since: Jan 08

Scenic Danbury Connecticut

#21 Jun 10, 2008
Brookfield has sold it's soul. Ugly chicken coop condos and shopping centers have sprouted like weeds over the past few years. The few old buildings left on Route 7 are neglected or boarded up. Costco is just finishing the job.
olddog

Worcester, MA

#22 Jun 10, 2008
I wish the Steiners would investigate the old undian burial grounds that are on that property. No respect for the dead. At least move the graves.
sissy

Branford, CT

#23 Jun 10, 2008
2cents worth wrote:
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
Costco will have a hard time buying property that is not for sale. They rent their current location. Would you sell when you can keep receiving rental income?
sissy

Branford, CT

#24 Jun 10, 2008
I am a Brookfield resident. I would much rather have a Costco on that corner that a Hooters. Let's face it no one wanted Costco when they moved to their current location. I believe the new store will generate more businesses to open up in the "no man's land" area of Federal Rd. More revenue for the town. Oh yeah, I work for Costco. So, let's hear it!
Say GOVERNMENT CHEESE

Poughkeepsie, NY

#25 Jun 10, 2008
HaHa wrote:
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.
They should move it to that dumpy shopping center where Kohl's is. That way they can save the corn field and knock down an eye sore at the same time.
2cents worth

Mystic, CT

#26 Jun 10, 2008
sissy wrote:
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Costco will have a hard time buying property that is not for sale. They rent their current location. Would you sell when you can keep receiving rental income?
Yes that is true, but some may sell if the price was right. But, without knowing, this could have been an option to explore, and if they did well good for them they did their homework, if not why not.
Land north of 4 corner

Bronx, NY

#27 Jun 10, 2008
Although the partially developed land on Rt. 7 at the New Mil border is not for sale it has been vacant for a long time. I wonder if Costco ever contacted the owner of the property about a build to lease deal. With the current economy perhaps Costco could negotiate a lease 10-15 years at favorable terms and have the building erected to their specifications. A win-win.
Danburian

AOL

#28 Jun 10, 2008
I think the Kohl's shopping ctr is a great location for Costco. Or, how about in Danbury where the Linen's and Things is soon to go out since they are going into bankruptcy or re organizing. C'mon Danbury, we could use the taxes right?
Dont even care anymore

AOL

#29 Jun 10, 2008
The common folk have no say because the big corporations always get their way. If the land is zoned for it, I'm sure they'll make it happen. Don't call me a NIMBY either because I live right near there and I already have train tracks, other corporations, and a gas pipeline right near where I live in the center of Brookfield. I figure I already have all sorts of garbage already on the next street over, so how much worse could Costco affect me at this point? I just feel bad to see the cornfield/maze and Larson's nice little farmers market leave :(
Hooters

AOL

#30 Jun 10, 2008
sissy wrote:
I am a Brookfield resident. I would much rather have a Costco on that corner that a Hooters. Let's face it no one wanted Costco when they moved to their current location. I believe the new store will generate more businesses to open up in the "no man's land" area of Federal Rd. More revenue for the town. Oh yeah, I work for Costco. So, let's hear it!
Did someone say Hooters? ARE WE GETTING A HOOTERS IN TOWN!! REALLY WOOT! WOOT!! haha
TheWoods

Milford, CT

#31 Jun 10, 2008
Danbury could use those tax dollars. Step up guys.
True Blue

Myrtle Beach, SC

#32 Jun 11, 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?
Did anyone ever consider it when Brookfield permitted residential development?

The problem isn't development. The problem is NIMBYS and the stupid local and state politicians who have failed to address the issue of roads to support a growing population for 50 years.

Need proof. Just look at Route 7 and I 84.
Facts

Shelton, CT

#33 Jun 11, 2008
MidLife wrote:
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.
Larson sold out their farm land many years ago in New Milford, New Milford High School is located on Larsons Farm, they made a lot of money selling it to the town. They only rented in Brookfield and have another location in Southbury.

The town does not have the money to maintain services that are needed for the schools and town. How are we supposed to spend 15-20 million to buy the property. We need the tax dollars generated by the development of that property.
True Blue

Myrtle Beach, SC

#34 Jun 11, 2008
South Street Sam wrote:
Brookfield has sold it's soul. Ugly chicken coop condos and shopping centers have sprouted like weeds over the past few years. The few old buildings left on Route 7 are neglected or boarded up. Costco is just finishing the job.
Brookfield never had a soul or competent politicians with the ability to produce a comprehensive plan of development. Now you pay the price.
Roads

Worcester, MA

#35 Jun 11, 2008
True Blue wrote:
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Did anyone ever consider it when Brookfield permitted residential development?
The problem isn't development. The problem is NIMBYS and the stupid local and state politicians who have failed to address the issue of roads to support a growing population for 50 years.
Need proof. Just look at Route 7 and I 84.
You're so right most of the roads in this state especially in our area of Western CT are absolutely horrendous. It's only taken a good 30 years or more to get them to update/enlarge Route 7. I remember them talking about that when I was a kid. I can't believe that it's taken until 2008 to finally see it completed. Can you imagine 30 years to improve a main thoroughfare such as Route 7?? I-84 needs a lot of work too. I just don't understand why it's so difficult for this State to approve and upgrade roads and highways?
Overtaxed

Southbury, CT

#36 Jun 11, 2008
Twenty four years ago the town could have purchased the Greenknoll Day Camp property whic was part residential zoned and did not.The YMCA and several houses sit there now. The farm is in the industrial zone which is reserved for industry. I am all for Costco moving if they are made to widen Federal Road to 2 lanes up and down near 133 and have an exit off Super Seven. This would help traffic flow on the local roads.
Sadly

Worcester, MA

#37 Jun 11, 2008
Facts wrote:
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Larson sold out their farm land many years ago in New Milford, New Milford High School is located on Larsons Farm, they made a lot of money selling it to the town. They only rented in Brookfield and have another location in Southbury.
The town does not have the money to maintain services that are needed for the schools and town. How are we supposed to spend 15-20 million to buy the property. We need the tax dollars generated by the development of that property.
Sadly this is what happens to these rural areas over the years. They grow and things change. I remember Brookfield, Danbury and this entire area looking very different 20, 30+ years ago. If you want more rural areas, you have to look to Sherman, New Preston and north on 202 or Route 7.
Sally O Malley

Worcester, MA

#38 Jun 12, 2008
Well I'm hopin' the new Costco goes through.. hopefully it'll help lower my taxes a little in this town.. I'm 50 and I can't keep payin' more and more.
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