The Brookfield Village Board is expected to concur with an April 22 Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation to approve consolidating two lots in the 3700 block of Grand Boulevard into one parcel, setting the stage for another new mixed-use development in downtown Brookfield.
Planning and zoning commissioners unanimously recommended consolidating 3736 and 3738 Grand Blvd., which are both owned by Victoriano and Guadalupe Garcia. The Garcias own Brookfield Upholstery, which once was located at 3738 Grand Blvd. and is now on Ogden Avenue.
The Garcias have owned the one-story 3736 Grand Blvd. building since 1998 and the two-story 3738 Grand Blvd. building since 2003. The two storefronts house Strive 4 Fitness and Emerald Bay Jewelry.
The Landmark was unable prior to this week’s print deadline to get specific details about what’s being planned for the property, once the consolidation happens, but a memo concerning the property consolidation considered last week by the Brookfield Planning and Zoning Commission states the consolidation is necessary “in order to build a new mixed-use building in place of the two existing buildings.”
Brookfield Community Development Director Michael Schwarz told commissioners that the development was to be three stories tall. Schwarz later told the Landmark he did not have further details about the development and that the Garcias had not submitted any building permit applications.
If it moves forward, the new development would be the second new mixed-use development proposed for the downtown in past two years. The other, a three-story development featuring 17 one-bedroom apartments and a ground-floor storefront, is being constructed at 3704 Grand Blvd.