The Brewster Select Board and Town Administration are pleased to announce that the Town has completed its acquisition of the two former Cape Cod Sea Camps properties at 3057 Main Street and 500 W.H. Besse Cartway. The terms of these purchases are consistent with the agreements negotiated between the Town and the Delahanty family in September 2021.
At Special Town Meeting on September 26 and in the Special Election on October 5, Brewster voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of acquiring the properties on Cape Cod Bay and Long Pond for $26,000,000. Funding from partner organizations is expected to reduce the total purchase price. Thanks to the strong support of Brewster voters, Town Meeting also appropriated $200,000 for interim operations and maintenance of the properties and another $185,000 for land use planning.
Totaling over 120 acres, these properties may be utilized for numerous public benefits including conservation of land, coastal dunes, and wetlands; habitat and drinking water protection; beach access; extensive recreational amenities; community housing; and a home for a community center. Future uses of both properties will be determined through an inclusive and comprehensive planning process that will begin in early 2022. Information on opportunities for residents to be engaged in those efforts will be provided shortly.
The Town will be offering guided tours of the Main Street property to Brewster residents on December 11, 2021. Please see the Town website for more details about that upcoming event. Additional opportunities for residents to access the properties will be announced in the coming months.