Brewster’s village-centered elementary school on Garden Street is now listed for sale with a $3.5 million price tag.
Shown above is an aerial photo of the property that was posted on www.loopnet.com .
Here is the listing description:
Former elementary school on approx 10 acres of park like property. This is an opportunity for a developer to re-purpose the school to residential use. The village of Brewster is in the process of revising the comprehensive plan, zoning and establishing an Urban Renewal Agency to re-develop the Village. This is an opportunity to be a part of the “Envision Brewster” project
The site is withing walking distance of the Metro North Harlem line and is a 40 minute ride to White Plains and 80 minutes to Grand Central. Close to the I84 / I684 interchange.
The three-story structure was built in 1927 to replace a wood-frame building demolished by fire in 1923. It housed kindergarten through grade 12 until 1959 before it became Garden Street School. Citing declining enrollment and $11.6 million in needed repairs, trustees voted decided to close the school. Students, kindergarten to second grade, are now in John F. Kennedy Elementary School. Third-graders joined the fourth and fifth grades at C.V. Starr Intermediate School.
Read Lohud’s story on the last day for the Garden Street School in June 2012.
The property is in 15 parcels and two are zoned for school use. Village officials are hoping that a development on the site will spur a revitalization of downtown corridor.