Brewster Town Meeting Says No To Rezoning, Yes to Open Space

A hiking path in Brewster.

A hiking path in Brewster.

BREWSTER – Voters at Brewster’s Special Town Meeting last night rejected a request to rezone land for a local businessman wanting to open a car repair shop.

But voters approved a plan to purchase three acres near Drummer Boy Park for open space.

Elliot Carr is a member of Brewster’s Community Preservation Committee and a long time chairman of the committee.

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He said many people who attended the meeting turned out to vote against the zoning proposal. He said he voted against it in order to try to keep the historic character of Route 6A.

The article would have changed the zoning on 10 lots from village business to a higher density commercial area.

“Brewster has a wonderful Main Street,” Carr said. “I think there’s an overwhelming feeling in Brewster of let’s keep Main Street the way it is. Someone was telling me Brewster has the longest historic Main Street of any town.”

Town meeting voters approved the purchase of a three-acre parcel adjacent to Drummer Boy Park as open space. The purchase was made using Community Preservation Act funds.