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November 20, 2023
Cape Cod Regional Pond Monitoring inaugural season complete

The first season of the Cape Cod Regional Pond Monitoring Program has come to a close, with final samples collected from the region’s ponds in early November.

November 16, 2023
Improving traffic flow and parking in downtown Chatham

With technical assistance from the Cape Cod Commission, the Town of Chatham is exploring ways to improve traffic circulation and parking in its busy downtown.

October 30, 2023
October 2023: From the Executive Director

After nearly a year of research, data collection, collaboration and engagement, the Cape Cod Regional Housing Strategy is nearing completion.

October 27, 2023
Cape Cod Communities receive $12 million in state grants

Cape Cod communities are receiving significant funding to support housing, wastewater, and economic development projects through the Commonwealth's OneStop for Growth grant program.

October 27, 2023
Regulatory Update | October 2023 

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

Posted in Newsletter, Regulatory
October 27, 2023
New technology improves bike and pedestrian counts

The Cape Cod Commission is employing new technology to provide a broader picture of pedestrian and bicycle use of our roadways and shared-use paths.

October 27, 2023
The Freshwater Initiative: Enhanced data collection proving successful

The first year of the new Cape Cod Regional Pond Monitoring Program concludes this month.

October 27, 2023
Designing and Regulating for Resiliency

Cape Cod is increasingly vulnerable to the effects of sea level rise and storm surge and must prepare for the impact of more frequent and stronger storms. The Cape Cod Commission’s work includes tools and strategies to adapt to sea level rise and to increase the resilience of built, natural, and community systems.

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Posted in Newsletter, Climate
October 27, 2023
Multifamily design guidelines encourage context-sensitive development

Cape Cod’s architectural character is a defining feature that shapes the region’s unique appeal. The look and feel of Cape Cod’s buildings are integral to its identity. When considering multifamily developments, design and aesthetics are essential to a finished product that will fit in with the region’s identifying look and feel.  To preserve this distinctive charm and ensure that new developments and renovations blend into the Cape Cod landscape, the Cape Cod Commission worked with Utile and Outwith Studios to create the Cape Cod Housing Design Guidelines and Retrofit Design Guidelines.

Posted in Newsletter, Housing
October 25, 2023
Cape Cod bridges replacement: an urgent need

This month, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Ed Markey, and Representative Bill Keating released a report detailing the urgent need to replace the Bourne and Sagamore bridges. Entitled “Cape Cod Bridges Replacement: An Urgent Need,” the report includes data and information from thirty-six local stakeholders, including the Cape Cod Commission, highlighting the critical regional importance of the bridges.

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