The document, which is available here, outlines objectives for urban renewal efforts and provides a "needs statement," background information, estimated costs, a mission statement and more.
Here are some of the goals, as listed in the plan:
- to capitalize on our existing infrastructure which includes newly modernized water system wells, water tank, and mains; and newly constructed sewer plant and mains; both with ample capacity for expansion;
- to create economic value for the entire Village and greater Brewster area, focusing on the existing downtown core and redeveloping substandard sites and buildings;
- to create jobs and career opportunities for Village and area residents;
- to provide net positive tax revenue to the Village, Town, County and the School district;
- to provide a vibrant downtown and create a diversity of uses (live, work, shop, learn, and play);
- to restore and subsequently maintain the Village as a preeminent regional destination;
- to promote a sense of safety and security using our Village Police, resident firehouse, and secondary water supply for fire-fighting emergencies when power to the main supply is unavailable;
- to establish and fund a full time, professional staff to plan and implement community development strategies, programs and projects;
- to capitalize on the existing transportation infrastructure and create new multi-modal transportation networks;
- to provide a mixed-use downtown setting to include residential, commercial, retail, hospitality, parks, open space, cultural, civic and other uses;
- to create and enhance Village gateways;
- to improve streetscapes and create a pedestrian friendly “walkable” environment;
- to achieve the adaptive reuse of vacant buildings where appropriate, or to rebuild for that purpose; and
- to create sustainable development by implementing smart growth and green building design elements in an economically viable plan.