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February 27, 2024
Protecting Cape Cod’s vulnerable roadway network

The Cape Cod Commission’s Low-Lying Roads project is coming to a close this year. Since it was initiated in 2022, the project has identified roadways in the region most vulnerable to flooding from the combined effects of sea level rise and storm surge. Commission staff and contractor Woods Hole Group, working individually with each town, prioritized roads using a combination of state-of-the-art modeling and community engagement.     

January 12, 2024
Apartment Wi-Fi program offers no-cost internet infrastructure to housing entities 

Public and non-profit housing providers invited to submit letters of interest  In-home broadband access is a key component of digital equity.

January 12, 2024
Examining crashes at Cape Cod’s highway interchanges 

Under the Unified Planning Work Program, Commission staff have begun a year-long process to analyze five years of crash data from more than 13 interchanges. Staff is studying crash history to determine each crash's exact location, examining the type and severity of crashes, and reviewing existing conditions, such as traffic controls and pedestrian accommodations.   

January 12, 2024
Commission presents conceptual roadway improvements for Station Ave

Yarmouth residents interested in the future of Station Avenue gathered at Yarmouth Town Hall on December 13 to learn more about the Station Avenue Corridor Study and share their thoughts on potential improvements.

January 12, 2024
Studying the economic impacts of long-term bridge closures

Built in 1935, the Bourne and Sagamore bridges span the Cape Cod Canal and connect residents, businesses, and visitors on the Cape and Islands to the mainland. The bridges are essential for general transportation, freight, and tourism, and, in an emergency, are critical routes for evacuation.

The Cape Cod Commission has contracted with consultant Eastern Research Group, Inc (ERG) to conduct an economic analysis to better understand the impact a long-term bridge shutdown would have on the region’s economy.

January 12, 2024
Economic & Demographic Trends on the Lower & Outer Cape

The Lower and Outer Cape, comprised of the towns of Chatham, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro, and Provincetown, is a highly desirable vacation, second home, and retirement destination. Commission Chief Planner Chloe Schaefer recently presented data on the subregion's economic and demographic trends to the Lower Cape Community Development Partnership’s Board of Directors.

January 12, 2024
2024 Climate Ambassadors cohort to begin this month

The fourth cohort of the Cape Cod Commission’s Climate Ambassador Program will begin on January 31, 2024. Sixteen students representing six Cape Cod school districts have been selected to participate in this year's program. The participants have identified interests in all facets of climate change including education, policy and politics, local issues, and how to use art to convey climate-related concepts.

January 12, 2024
Regulatory Update | January 2024

This Regulatory Update provides a status on projects currently under review by the Cape Cod Commission. Visit www. capecodcommission.

January 4, 2024
Cape Cod Commission releases draft Regional Housing Strategy

The Cape Cod Commission has released the draft Regional Housing Strategy.

The Regional Housing Strategy is a bold plan that sets out strategies and recommendations to address housing supply, affordability, and availability issues facing the region. Successful implementation of the Regional Housing Strategy will provide residents with safe and attainable housing and a more reliable workforce and customer base for our local businesses.

December 21, 2023
Zoning for Housing

The Cape Cod Commission is nearing completion of a yearlong process to create a Regional Housing Strategy, a plan that aims to address the region’s housing challenges by providing a set of tools to help Cape communities expand housing opportunities for those who need and want to live here.

The tools include a suite of model bylaws the Cape Cod Commission is developing with Utile and Outwith Studio. Towns can customize and adopt these bylaws to help encourage and incentivize development and redevelopment for housing that meets the needs of year-round residents.

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