The Town of Brewster has been awarded a $75,000 Community Planning Grant from the State of Massachusetts to identify consensus future public uses of the former Cape Cod Sea Camps properties. This process will be led by the Bay Property and Pond Property Planning Committees, with support from Town staff and an interdisciplinary team of planning professionals. “The Select Board has repeatedly emphasized the importance of public input in the planning process for the Sea Camps properties and for all public works in Brewster”, said David Whitney, Chair of the Brewster Select Board. “The Baker-Polito administration has been and continues to be an effective partner in these efforts.”
Previously privately owned, the Cape Cod Sea Camps closed in 2020 and the Town acquired the land after residents overwhelmingly voted in favor of the acquisitions in Fall 2021. The planning process will engage residents and gain community input to develop comprehensive plans for each of the parcels that will then be presented to a future Town Meeting.
On Wednesday, October 26th, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito announced a total of $143 million in Community One Stop for Growth grant awards for 337 local economic development projects in 169 communities. The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED), Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), and Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (MassDevelopment) worked together to evaluate the highest-impact projects for a grant. Brewster is one of 42 communities to receive a Community Planning Grant.
“We are grateful to our state partners for recognizing the generational opportunity that these properties represent,” stated Brewster Town Administrator Peter Lombardi. “These parcels have incredible potential for our community, and these grant funds will help advance our planning and outreach process.”