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March 26, 2024
Zoning for Housing

The Regional Housing Strategy is 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 has developed working with Utile and Outwith Studio. Towns can customize and adopt these bylaws to help encourage and incentivize development and redevelopment of housing that meets the needs of year-round residents.

March 26, 2024
The Freshwater Initiative: What’s Ahead for 2024

The Cape Cod Freshwater Initiative is a science-based, information-driven planning process that engages stakeholders and enables action to protect and restore Cape Cod’s freshwater resources. It began in 2021 with an update to the Cape Cod Ponds Atlas. Since then, the team has been working to collect the data needed to make informed management decisions in our ponds and to better understand how they are changing from season to season and year to year.

March 26, 2024
Notice of Public Review and Comment Period: FFY 2024-2028 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment 2

During a meeting held on March 25, 2024, the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) released the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2024-2028 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment 2 for a 21-day public review and comment period. The TIP serves as a prioritized listing of roadway, bridge, and transit projects proposed for implementation during the next five (5) federal fiscal years.

March 22, 2024
Cape Cod and Islands Water Protection Fund Board votes to modify funding model, award subsidies

During its meeting on March 22, 2024, the Cape Cod and Islands Water Protection Fund Management Board voted to adopt a new model for providing subsidies to projects listed on the Clean Water Intended Use Plan (IUP), beginning with projects listed on the 2023 IUP. Fund disbursements will shift from a principal forgiveness model to one that provides a portion of the 25% subsidy over the loan term. Subsidy payments are made when principal payments on the loan are due.

March 20, 2024
Community Members Invited to Attend Orleans Digital Equity Workshop

The Town of Orleans is working with the Cape Cod Commission to develop a municipal digital equity plan to assess the digital divide across the community and to identify opportunities to advance digital equity. Residents, businesses, and organizations are invited to attend a workshop on April 9, 2024 to learn about the digital equity plan and contribute to the development of the plan through group exercises and conversations.

March 4, 2024
Town of Bourne Municipal Digital Equity Plan released for public comment

The Cape Cod Commission and the Town of Bourne have released the Draft Town of Bourne Municipal Digital Equity Plan for a 21-day public review and comment period.

February 27, 2024
Regulatory Update | February 2024 

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

February 27, 2024
Demographic & Economic Trends on the Mid and Upper Cape 

Comprised of the towns of Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Bourne, Sandwich, Falmouth, and Mashpee, Cape Cod’s Mid and Upper Cape subregions are home to a robust year-round and workforce population, while…

February 27, 2024
Annual transportation planning process underway

Each year, the Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Cape Cod Joint Transportation Committee (CCJTC) meet publicly to review the development of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), plans that set the course for transportation work across the region.

February 27, 2024
The 2024 CEDS - Planning for Cape Cod's economic future

As a federal Economic Development Administration (EDA)-designated Economic Development District, Cape Cod is required to develop a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) every five years. With the current plan set to expire in 2024, work is underway to lay the groundwork for a renewed strategy to support a strong and vibrant Cape Cod.

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