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    2015 DLTA Projects


    Total Amount of DLTA Funds Committed: $184,667, plus in-kind and cash from the Cape Cod Commission

    Local Projects: 7


    • Support shared watershed-based wastewater and water resources management plans, $20,000 

    Provided DLTA funds to Orleans to work with a consultant to summarize existing studies, define options for continued operation of existing septage treatment facility and examine septage needs of the lower/outer Cape towns to regionalize services. 

    • Support the identification of and regulatory framework for economic development opportunities, redevelopment and infrastructure improvements, $50,606
    Assisted the Town of Mashpee to evaluate the suitability of local sites for revised regulatory thresholds, study the feasibility of hotel uses, develop a fiscal impact model and evaluate options for development and redevelopment throughout the town’s commercial and industrial corridors. The Commission provided an additional $9,234 cash match.
    • Support the Town’s efforts to conduct a housing needs assessment, $6,000 
    Awarded DLTA funds to assist the Town of Truro to complete its draft Housing Plan, incorporating a housing needs assessment. The resulting assessment found that with an ever-increasing portion of housing stock being lost to seasonal owners, affordable rental housing is the town’s most pressing need. The report provides suggestions to address these needs.
    • Support the Town’s efforts to develop the framework for a regional shellfish management plan for Pleasant Bay, $25,000 
    Awarded DLTA funds to evaluate how the four towns in the Pleasant Bay watershed (Brewster, Chatham, Harwich and Orleans) can work to maximize the nitrogen reductions associated with shellfish propagation and harvesting to restore the bay. 
    • Support a feasibility study of reuse of the Upper Cape Regional Transfer Stations (UCRTS), $15,951 
    Awarded DLTA funds to assist the Upper Cape towns of Bourne, Sandwich, Falmouth and Mashpee as they consider the feasibility of reusing the former solid waste transfer facility. Mashpee, acting as lead entity for the Upper Cape towns, issued a Request for Proposals and awarded the project to Weston & Sampson (WS) at a total cost of $40,000. WS worked with the upper Cape board of managers to draft and rank potential reuse options.
    • To support regional approaches to creating a more varied and affordable mix of housing opportunities on the Outer Cape, $6,160 

    Awarded DLTA funds to coordinate the efforts of municipal staff and independent agencies promoting the expansion of housing opportunities. This project included stakeholder meetings to determine community needs and development of model bylaws and recommendations to streamline and share services and mapping seasonally restricted housing units. 

    • Support a short-term redevelopment strategy and long-term concept plan for one of the region’s largest and busiest retail areas, $60,950 
    Awarded DLTA funds to analyze the four major retail malls located along Route 132 in Hyannis. Route 132 in Hyannis hosts most of the region’s national and regional retail stores and hosts some of the largest taxpayers in the Town of Barnstable. The project scope was expanded to include the Downtown Hyannis Growth Incentive Zone (GIZ) re-designation and parts of the greater Hyannis area to provide a comprehensive analysis of the Route 132 regional retail corridor, downtown Main Street, and surrounding residential neighborhoods. 
    • Program planning, management, reporting, $15,876 Commission in-kind contribution
    No DLTA funds were allocated in this contract to manage and implement this program.$All services provided were in-kind. 
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