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The Village of Brewster in Putnam County, NY is an historic community about an hour north of New York City, 30 minutes north of White Plains, 10 minutes from Connecticut and the City of Danbury. We are pursuing strategies and resources that will position us to renew our community by, broadening our tax and government services customer base, re-purposing vacant buildings, leveraging new and upgraded infrastructure, capitalizing on the hub of two interstate highways, proximity to NYC via commuter rail, and highlighting natural surroundings such as the East Branch of the Croton River and other environmental assets.
Resolution adopting LADA
Redeveloper Requirements Designation Procedures
Resolution adopting Redeveloper Requirement Designation Procedures
Latest conceptual image of Main Street redevelopment Phase 1 looking south from 50 Main Street
Brewster Mayor and County Executive Announce Phase I of Brewster Revitalization
Massive Transit Oriented Development Seeks to Bring Back Millennials and
Brewster’s Distinction as Hub of Harlem Valley
BREWSTER, NY – At a press conference last Thursday, January 5th, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Village of Brewster Mayor James Schoenig with Covington Development, LLC, principal, Harold Lepler, announced details on the implementation of Phase I of a multiphase Transit Oriented Development (TOD)project designed to revitalize the Village of Brewster. The initial construction phase is supported in part by a recently awarded $2M Empire State Development Grant.
“The Empire State Development grant of $2 million dollars has been provided to support Putnam County and the Village of Brewster’s joint efforts over the past few years to revitalize downtown Brewster,” said County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “This is a priority economic growth initiative that will spur population growth and vitality in the community by attracting millennials, which will in turn attract businesses and jobs, ultimately bringing Brewster back to its 19th century distinction as the hub of the Harlem Valley.”
The funding will offset the costs for acquisition, demolition and to begin construction in Phase I of multiple phases of reconstruction along the Village’s Main Street corridor. For Phase I, a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is proposed to be built in the area bounded by Main Street, Railroad Avenue, Marvin Avenue and the Southeast Museum. Construction, which is expected to begin in late 2018, entails a shared subsurface parking structure for up to 550 cars, with mixed-use buildings above and built around a central open space plaza. The buildings will provide approximately 290 apartments and 32,000 square feet of retail and commercial space.
“This long-term revitalization initiative creates economic value for the entire Village and greater Brewster area, said Mayor Schoenig. “The TOD is part of our plan to attract and retain millennials in Putnam County, giving them attractive live-work-play surroundings and easy access to Grand Central Station via commuter rail.”
According to Schoenig, the development is currently funded through grants and or private sources. “There will be no outlay of funds by the Village.”
According to Harold Lepler, principal, Covington Development LLC, the master developer for the Brewster Revitalization effort , Phase I of the TOD project is expected to revitalize an economically distressed community, create new jobs and a higher quality of life for village residents, improve tourism and improve regional economic opportunities by turning the Village of Brewster into a place where people want to live, work and play.
Village of Brewster Trash Schedule:
Village of Brewster – Department of Public Works – Part-time Laborer
WINTER PARKING RULES END MARCH 15th!Winter Street Parking Revised 11/01/16
September 26, 2016 -Brewster, NYBrewster P.D. Awarded the 2016 John T. Sloper Fund Grant The Brewster Police Department has been awarded a $1,789 grant, from the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, to purchase an additional AED (Automated External Defibrillator). This award was received through the generosity of the John T. Sloper Community Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley. The Village received the additional automated external defibrillator (AED) and accessory equipment, so that this life saving equipment is available to our residents and visitors alike. The John T. Sloper Community Fund was established at the Community Foundation and endowed with the proceeds from the sale of Sloper-Willen Community Ambulance Service. Founded in 1958 by John T. Sloper, the company motto was: “That lives may be saved.” This fund was established to honor the legacy of John T. Sloper and the Sloper-Willen Community Ambulance Service, to promote and encourage people and organizations to provide emergency medical services, and to save lives. The John T. Sloper Community Fund promotes programs in Southern Dutchess and Putnam counties, areas previously served by the Sloper-Willen Community Ambulance Service, by providing training and emergency medical equipment to enhance the delivery of emergency medical services to residents of those communities to improve accessibility to emergency health services in order to save lives. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can happen anywhere and anytime, an individual’s chances of survival improve significantly if CPR and the lifesaving AED shock are administered within minutes of a cardiac arrest. The Brewster P. D. will have the Heartstart AED in the patrol vehicle available to respond to cardiac emergencies. The Department is grateful to The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley for project funding, the Police Department’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of all persons residing, visiting and doing business in the Village.
The official Village of Brewster Government Page is now on FaceBook. Link: https://www.facebook.com/brewstervillageny/
**NEW** Volume III "Village Matters" Quarterly Newspaper - click on tab to right of newsletter box
New Zoning Code Chapter 263 with Map, Planning Chapter 182, Signs Chapter 199 - click link to access - zoning, planning and sign laws were developed and adopted in support of the Comprehensive Plan and in anticipation of the Urban Renewal Plan
Currently Seeking Planning & Zoning Board Applicants
The Village of Brewster is seeking individuals to serve our community on our Planning or Zoning Boards.
Interested individuals must be:
- A resident of the Village
- A citizen of the United States
- At least 18 years of age.
- Able to communicate verbally and in writing
- Able to remain impartial while hearing evidence for or against an applicant
- Of high ethical standards
- Able and willing to follow the rules of procedure for your board and contribute to meetings in a constructive way.
- Able to attend meetings when required (typically one meeting per month)
- Able to attend required training (4 hours annually)
This is a part-time community service position, which carries a nominal stipend for attendance at meetings and reimbursement of expenses for training with prior approval.
Interested applicants should forward a letter of interest, relevant experience and contact information to:
Mayor James J. Schoenig
50 Main Street
Brewster, NY 10509
August, 2016 - BREWSTER POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES FOURTH GRANT FROM THE NRA FOUNDATION GRANT PROGRAM
2011-2016 Annual Financial Statements are posted via the "Government" / "Finance" menu
Fiscal Year 2016 Vouchers Payable and Year to Date budget reports are available through the "Government" / "Board of Trustees" / "Minutes, Reports..."
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
VRI Environmental Services, Inc. provides the full spectrum of services required to operate and maintain our wastewater facility at an optimum performance level, while at the same time keeping a close watch on operational costs. VRI Environmental Services, Inc. emergency service available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Emergencies or odors call 845-677-3839 any time of the day or night.
Covington Development LLC signs MOU with Village of Brewster
The Village of Brewster signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Covington Development LLC to achieve substantial improvements in the core downtown area. As part of the agreement, the Village is undertaking a Comprehensive Plan Update (CPU) focusing on Transit Oriented Development, Zoning Code Revisions, and expects to create an Urban Renewal Plan in line with the CPU.
The core downtown area of approximately 50 acres includes both sides of Main Street and extends to adjacent streets from the MTA commuter rail station to the famed East Branch of the Croton River, a world renowned trout fishing destination. Bordering on undeveloped lands of the NYC watershed to the south, new developments will take advantage of the attractive vistas.
The Village goals are;
to capitalize on the existing transportation infrastructure (Transit Oriented Development) and create new multi-modal transportation networks;
to capitalize on our existing infrastructure which includes newly modernized water system wells, water tank, and mains; and newly constructed sewer plant and mains; both with ample capacity for expansion;
to create economic value for the entire Village and greater Brewster area, focusing on the existing downtown core and redeveloping substandard sites and buildings;
to create jobs and career opportunities for Village and area residents;
to provide net positive tax revenue to the Village, Town, County and the School district;
to provide a vibrant downtown and create a diversity of uses (live, work, shop, learn, and play);
to restore and subsequently maintain the Village as a preeminent regional destination;
to provide a mixed-use downtown setting to include residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, parks, open space, cultural, civic and other uses;
to create and enhance Village gateways;
to improve streetscapes and create a pedestrian friendly “walkable” environment;
to achieve the adaptive reuse of vacant buildings where appropriate, or to rebuild for that purpose; and
to create sustainable development by implementing smart growth and green building design elements in an economically viable plan.