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    Mitigation Funds

     

    To be approved as a Development of Regional Impact (DRI), a project undergoing Cape Cod Commission regulatory review may be required to address problems resulting from the proposed development; for example, the developer may be required to make traffic improvements or provide affordable housing in a new residential development. 

    When it is not practical to correct a problem directly, a developer may be required to contribute a fair share of funds to solve the problem rather than undertake the actual work — a contribution known as 'mitigation'. Funds collected for these purposes are held in a special revenue account by the Barnstable County Treasurer and are tracked by project-by-project. Interest accrues on this account. 

    The Cape Cod Commission works with town officials in the affected towns to determine the best use of these funds. Typically, after local officials have identified a project for which DRI mitigation funds can be utilized, a request is submitted to the Commission and a Memorandum of Agreement is executed with the town.

     

    DRI Mitigation Funds, by Town

     
         Available 9/30/17            
      Transportation Open Space Affordable Housing Water Resources Economic Development Hazardous Materials Total
    Barnstable* $912,781 - $54,874 $4,821 $40,732 - $1,013,208
    Bourne $56,418 - $52,440 $62,950 - - $171,807
    Brewster $57,430 - - - - - $57,430
    Chatham - - - - - - -
    Dennis - - - - - - -
    Falmouth $256,601 $28,199 - $5,036 - - $289,836
    Harwich* $176,643 $168,011 - $5,607 - - $350,261
    Mashpee* $219,953 - $222,455 $469,172 - - $911,581
    Orleans - - - $2,539 - - $2,539
    Sandwich* $85,753 $15,757 - $16,175 - - $117,685
    Yarmouth $48,667 $94,778 $4,512 - - - $147,957
    Sub-Total $1,814,245 $306,745 $334,281 $566,300 $40,732 $0 $3,062,303

     

    Previously Provided 

     
      Transportation Open Space Affordable Housing Water Resources Economic Development Hazardous Materials Total
    Barnstable $1,168,207 $388,160 $45,093   $95,122 $52,500 $1,749,082
    Bourne $240,470   $504,407       $744,876
    Brewster $2,250           $2,250
    Chatham $6,138           $6,138
    Dennis $23,652           $23,652
    Falmouth $520,204 $109,201   $133,108     $762,513
    Harwich $143,627 $75,962   $9,712     $229,301
    Mashpee $1,324,293   $60,922 $38,667     $1,423,881
    Orleans $70,932 $564,647 $108,601       $744,180
    Sandwich $295,868 $26,272 $1,264,298       $1,586,438
    Yarmouth** $442,298   $12,950 $16,000     $471,248
    Sub-Total $4,237,939 $1,164,242 $1,996,270 $197,487 $95,122 $52,500 $7,743,559

    *current agreements obligate some available funds
    **A portion of the expenditures for affordable housing were made directly to displaced tenants

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