Brewster Achieves Negotiated Sale of Sea Camps Properties and Will Update Residents at Second Public Forum
The Town of Brewster has reached a negotiated agreement to purchase the Cape Cod Sea Camps properties and will host a second virtual public forum to inform residents on recent developments in advance of Special Town Meeting on September 25. The forum will include a presentation and a question-and-answer period.
Public forum date:Friday, September 17, 2021
The Select Board and Town Administration remain committed to making sure that voters are fully informed about all aspects of the potential acquisition. This forum will address updated details about purchasing the two parcels, costs and proposed financing plans, the impact of acquisition on property taxes, and potential partnerships.
The properties hold opportunities for significant public benefits including conservation of land, coastal dunes, and wetlands; habitat and drinking water protection; beach access; extensive recreational amenities; housing; anda home for a community center. The Town is also seeking to acquire these parcels so that they will not be privately developed.
Acquisition of one or both parcels requires approval by both Town Meeting and at the ballot. If Brewster voters decide to acquire the Cape Cod Sea Camps, the Town will facilitate a public engagement process inviting comment and recommendations on how the public would like to see the property or properties used.
The September 17 public forum will be recorded, and the video will be available on the Town website. More information on the proposed Town acquisition of these properties can be found at https://www.brewster-ma.gov/cape-cod-sea-camps-properties.