Total Amount of DLTA Funds Committed: $186,965, plus in-kind and cash from the Cape Cod Commission
Local Projects: 6
CCC staff worked with the Wellfleet Planning Board on potential zoning changes to enhance opportunities for affordable housing creation. CCC staff drafted a new “flexible cluster subdivision” bylaw for Planning Board review and draft zoning that would allow multiple dwellings on a single parcel above existing density if a portion is deed restricted affordable.
Funds were utilized for additional analysis of the four major retail malls along Route 132 in Hyannis and a comprehensive analysis of surrounding residential neighborhoods connecting this area to the Town’s Growth Incentive Zone (GIZ). The GIZ encompasses the downtown Main Street area, with an emphasis on opportunities for housing production and connectivity between housing and jobs. To visualize the impact of different options, architecturally accurate 3-dimensional models of the existing buildings were purchased to complete a 3D base map of the Greater Hyannis Study Area .
Eastham requested DLTA funding to pursue shared watershed planning, and to investigate the possibility of installing permeable reactive barrier technology to remediate nitrogen pollution. The Commission identified and supported these projects with an alternative funding source.
Sharing in the contribution of nitrogen to the Popponesset Bay watershed, the Town of Mashpee acted as the lead and worked with the Towns of Sandwich and Barnstable to develop an IMA to govern nitrogen management and water quality in the bay. This IMA will be used as a model for other Cape Cod towns sharing watersheds with neighboring towns.
The Town worked with consultant RKG Associates to update its 2009 Housing Production Plan. The 2009 plan was based on decennial Census data and became out of date when 2010 Census data were published. RKG met with the Housing Partnership, the Community Preservation Committee and other stakeholders. The final draft is expected to be approved by the Board of Selectmen in early 2017. The Commission provided an additional $9,349 cash match.
DLTA funds were utilized by an initial group of pilot towns interested in a technology solution to streamline information collection, reporting, benchmarking and analysis. The Commission conducted a formal procurement process for experienced Business Intelligence software consultation and implementation and selected OpenGov to implement the system with the towns of Falmouth, Sandwich, Mashpee, Brewster, Chatham and Yarmouth. Provincetown and Barnstable County government joined the project after its inception. Additional towns have expressed an interest in joining in this regional program.
No DLTA funds were allocated to manage and implement this program. All services to administer contracts and support local efforts are in-kind.