Brookfield Road & Capitol Drive Neighborhood

A Neighborhood Plan for the Brookfield Road and Capitol Drive Node - June 1999
Executive Summary
The Neighborhood Plan for the Brookfield Road/Capitol Node is the City of Brookfield's first such neighborhood plan along the Capitol Drive corridor. The Plan recommends a preferred urban design solution that creates a clear and identifiable pattern of blocks and streets, buildings and spaces. The organization of these elements addresses the significant issues of access, traffic, stormwater, and overall identity of the node and reinforces the principals developed by the Capitol Drive Corridor Plan.
Whereas the plan illustrates specific building shapes and locations, the plan is not intended to be literally interpreted. It is intended to act as a guide for the City as development interests arise by property owners and other interested parties.

Summary of Preliminary Challenges for the Capitol Drive and Brookfield Road Targeted Intervention Area Identified in the Brookfield Year 2020 Master Plan:
  • Develop a major high quality, pedestrian focused mixed-use development at the southwest quadrant of Brookfield and Capitol.
  • Create a loop road to as many quadrants as possible to facilitate traffic to move freely within the node, without burdening the Capitol/Brookfield intersection.
  • Orient larger buildings to Capitol Drive and smaller buildings to Brookfield Road.
  • Utilize the wetlands and environmental corridors as amenities for both private development and public use.
  • Develop multi-family housing as a transition from commercial development at the node and the neighborhood.
  • Create a coordinated stormwater management plan that addresses stormwater issues on a sub-regional basis.