POLL: Do You Support the Crossroads Plan?

The Southeast Town Board is slated to revisit the project later this month.

The planners behind the Crossroads 312 proposal—which calls for a hotel, retail shops and more to sit on 52 acres in Southeast—are due before Town Board members later this month.

Slated for 7 p.m. July 19, the special meeting comes after , which left presenters jotting down notes as several council members fired off follow-up questions.

The project would require a zoning change to allow for a mixed-use commercial property on the parcel. It's located near exit 19 of Interstate 84, on Route 312 and adjacent to The Highlands, the shopping center that features . 

The proposal has been in the works for years. Now, we're hoping you'll tell us what you think of it.

If you are a Southeast or Brewster resident, take our poll (once only, please!), and feel free to add any additional information to the comments section below. Stay with Patch for updates on the project. Thanks for reading! You can "like" us on Facebook here and follow our Tweets here.

jim mcdonald August 03, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Hi Everybody, My dad owned a small parcel 2 miles away that my brother inherited and we still dream of building a home there. That said, you do not have to look to hard or far to see what happens to commnities that do not accept reality. Closed schools, less fire and police, real blight(not what is seen in Southeast). Our way of life has always been evolving. This project should be built and the residents and government should be thinking of the next project after that balancing community and reality. Just my two cents.
Samantha Jacobs August 03, 2012 at 05:24 PM
I think what's really up for debate here is the zone changing. It's just not "spot zoning". The developer is asking the town to change the Master Plan. There are 4 more lots in Southeast that qualify for development of over half million square feet if crossroads passes. This is what I have aproblem with. The developer has zoning to built a hotel, retail or offices i have no problem with that. Its the size of crossroads that humbling. It will change our community forever. Jim I would argue communities like north Salem, Ridgefield, Bedford, chappaqua have controlled theit development to provide a balance between quality of life and services. Their home values are high and their communities thrive.
Ashley Tarr August 09, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Concerned resident weighs in on the subject here: http://patch.com/B-cjLG
Keith September 21, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Sean, we need to let our elected officials know how we feel, it is stoppable.
Keith September 21, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Dan, they want to change the zoning to put something FAR greater than was ever planned for Southeast. It is their land, and if they want to build within the current zoning, we can't stop that. But what you have to understand is 2 things. One, There are already numerous projects in the area that are currently expanding or about to. They will already add additional congestion to the area including more commercial traffic. Two, changing the zoning laws to allow this giant project would affect other areas in Brewster and allow other parcels to be over-developed. It will destroy the character of our town. More importantly, Rt. 312 can not sustain this kind of added traffic, it just can't. The road and the community don't have the infrastructure to support development of this scale.


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