The Brewster Central School District is looking to sell Garden Street—the brick building that sits high on a hill in the village, and had thousands of Bears running through its hallways and sitting in its classrooms for decades—for about $3.5 million.
Garden Street is listed here on LoopNet.com for $3,499,000. It was built in 1925.
"This is an opportunity for a developer to re-purpose the school to residential use," the listing description states.
The district closed the school's doors in June 2012 because of enrollment declines and repairs that would have required the district to spend millions.
Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress recently released a report that details a slew of recommendations for future use. They include affordable senior housing; assisted living; an educational center; a film production studio; a satellite campus of a four-year college; and a site for the performing arts.
"The location of the Garden Street School is ideal for creating an anchor project that can be a catalyst for the revitalization of the Main Street, connection to the train/mass transit system and enhancing the possibilities of building a walkable community," the report states. It was written by the non-profit's 2013 class of fellows.
Garden Street is located in a residential zone. Patch readers weighed in here on what should become of the building.