2013 Projects


Total Amount of DLTA Funds Committed: $155,837, plus in-kind and cash from the Cape Cod Commission

Regional/Multi-town Projects: 3
Local Projects: 3

Regional/Multi-town Projects


  • Support regional approach to Municipal Solid Waste Management, $18,382

    Commission staff, in collaboration with the regional Solid Waste Advisory Committee, successfully completed negotiations with SEMASS/Covanta and New Bedford Waste Services resulting in very favorable terms being offered to the towns with significant cost savings. These savings will more accurately be quantified as towns execute agreements, but early estimates indicate savings over the ten year term will be around $19 million.


  • Implement Regional Permit, License, and Inspection Program, $57,000

    The Town of Harwich joined the region’s ‘ePermitting’ program, previously supported by DLTA and Community Innovation Challenge grant programs.


  • Support development of a comprehensive harbor management program, $8,618 DLTA, $10,382 Cape Cod Commission cash contribution.

    The three towns executed an Intermunicipal Agreement with the Town of Chatham acting as project lead to develop an on-line Mooring Management Program.


  • Program planning, management, reporting for all towns, $5,000

    The Commission provided in-kind assistance to manage, implement and support this program.  

Local Projects


  • Support development of a zoning overlay bylaw for the Brackett Road area, $6,837

     The Town of Eastham used DLTA funds to explore options for fostering economic vitality in the Brackett Road area. The town researched village zoning enacted in other communities, identified limitations in its existing bylaw and drafted definitions and provisions for the district. After the planning board reviews and finalizes the draft bylaw, it was presented for adoption at the Spring 2014 town meeting. 


  • Support planning and economic development in regional economic center, $25,000

    The Cape Cod Commission worked closely with the Town of Barnstable to revise existing zoning for the major retail centers along Route 132 in Hyannis to encourage short-term revitalization and long-term redevelopment of these properties.


  • Support development and redevelopment of South Sandwich Village Center, $40,000 with $33,800 Commisison contribution

    The Cape Cod Commission worked with town staff and the largest property owner in the area to evaluate development options for the South Sandwich Village Center area. The Commission also contracted with TischlerBise to develop a fiscal impact model and a regional market analysis which includes the Town.
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