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Form-Based Code: An Alternative to Traditional Zoning

Cape Cod Commission and Union Studios partner to create form-based code framework The vibrant, walkable areas of Cape Cod that complement and coincide with traditional new England village development generally cannot be built under current zoning bylaws.   So how can we regulate for more vibrant, village-style development on Cape Cod?  Form-based code is one alternative to conventional zoning used throughout the region. By emphasizing regulating the form […]

Yarmouth residents share input on potential Cape Cod Rail Trail connection

Yarmouth residents, town staff, and local officials had an opportunity in August to learn more about a potential bicycle/pedestrian connection between the Cape Cod Rail Trail and the drive-in property south of Route 28 adjacent to Parker’s River.   The Cape Cod Commission is providing assistance on this project to the Town of Yarmouth through the District Local Technical Assistance program.  Public […]

Committee formed to ensure Cape Cod counts in 2020

Hard-to-count populations the focus of Sept. 11 training With less than a year before the 2020 Federal Census, the Cape Cod Commission has partnered with the Town of Barnstable and Barnstable County to increase awareness about the importance of responding to the 2020 Federal Census.    A Cape-wide training facilitated by Regional Office of the U.S. […]

2020 Regional Transportation Plan Approved

The 2020 Regional Transportation Plan envisions a regional transportation system that supports the environmental and economic vitality of the region through infrastructure investment that focuses on livability, sustainability, equity and preservation of the character that makes Cape Cod special.  It is the primary means of allocation of federal and state funds for Cape Cod’s transportation needs.   The plan […]

Barnstable County License Plate Grant Program: Funding Available

Cape and Islands License Plate Grant Funds Available to support local economic development initiatives. The Cape Cod Commission, on behalf of the Barnstable County Commissioners and the Barnstable County Economic Development Council, is seeking proposals from local or regional governmental or nonprofit agencies for projects that support a resilient and sustainable regional economy on Cape Cod.   This program […]

Staffing Update

This summer, The Cape Cod Commission welcomed three new staff members, new Communications Manager Sarah Colvin, Regulatory Officer Jordan Velozo, and Administrative Assistant Mallory Kender. We are also pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Clinton from Special Projects Coordinator to Community Development Planner.   Sarah Colvin | Communications Manager  A former broadcast journalist, Sarah has been reporting on the […]

OneCape 2019: Message from the Executive Director

On July 29 and 30, we welcomed more than three hundred people, including local, state, and national leaders, elected officials, board members, representatives from environmental organizations and the business community, and concerned citizens, to the Wequassett Resort in Harwich for the sixth annual OneCape summit. Over the course of the two-day event, the Commission’s mission […]

OneCape Day One: Building a Resilient Environment

The first day of this year’s OneCape summit focused on our environment. Plenary sessions and breakout discussions centered around efforts to protect, restore, and enhance natural, built, and community systems. Keynote speaker WBZ-TV Chief Meteorologist Eric Fisher shared information about a warming trend that indicates our climate is indeed changing. Massachusetts Undersecretary of Environmental Affairs […]

OneCape Award: Honoring Alan McClennen

The OneCape Award is given annually for outstanding leadership and dedication to water quality on Cape Cod. This year, the award was presented to former Orleans Selectman Alan McClennen for his tireless efforts to improve water quality and work towards wastewater solutions both in the Town of Orleans and across Cape Cod. As a member […]

One Cape Day Two: Strengthening our Regional Economy

Cape Cod’s economy was in focus during Day Two.  Secretary Mike Kennealy of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development began the day emphasizing the need to continue to address our critical housing issues in order to allow for positive economic growth on Cape Cod. Navjeet Bal of Social Finance discussed results-based financing for […]


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