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January 25, 2023
Cape Cod Commission and Town of Barnstable seek Community Feedback for Complete Streets Prioritization Plan 

The Cape Cod Commission and the Town of Barnstable are hosting a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 to present the draft Complete Streets Prioritization Plan for the Town of Barnstable and to hear community feedback. 

January 11, 2023
Notice of Public Meeting: Station Avenue Corridor Study

The Cape Cod Commission and the Town of Yarmouth invite members of the public to join a hybrid public input session on the Station Avenue Corridor Study to be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 6:00 PM at Yarmouth Town Hall. Participants may attend in person in the Hearing Room at Yarmouth Town Hall or join virtually.

December 22, 2022
Regulatory Update | December 2022

A status on projects currently under Cape Cod Commission review. 

Posted in Newsletter, Regulatory
December 22, 2022
Understanding MassDEP’s proposed nitrogen reduction regulatory changes

Cape Cod communities are making strides to reduce nitrogen flow into our coastal waters, and now local leaders are reviewing a pair of proposals designed to encourage watershed-based comprehensive planning and implementation.

December 22, 2022
Studying Station Avenue

Under the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), the Cape Cod Commission will work with the Town of Yarmouth and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to conduct a corridor planning study to examine the existing conditions of Station Avenue from the Route 6 interchange to Regional Avenue. The study will include the preparation of a suite of alternatives to improve safety, reduce congestion, and accommodate all users.

December 22, 2022
Taking steps to address Cape Cod's childcare shortage

The Cape Cod Commission's Early Education and Childcare Needs Assessment offers recommendations designed to help strengthen the region's early education and care infrastructure. It also outlines high-impact investment areas that can support quality, consistent education and care for all families.  During the November Barnstable County Economic Development Council meeting, Senator Susan Moran outlined legislative actions and funding priorities designed to address the state’s early education and childcare needs. Senator Moran was joined by Cindy Horgan, a longtime early education and childcare advocate, currently serving as Executive Director of Cape Cod Children’s Place.

Posted in Newsletter, Economy
December 22, 2022
Cape Cod Commission develops model municipal electric vehicle bylaw 

Strategic planning and regional coordination will encourage the development of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and increase awareness of EV options in support of the region's GHG reduction goals. The Cape Cod Commission has developed a model municipal EV bylaw to serve as a resource for Cape Cod communities seeking to incorporate consideration of EV charging infrastructure in the local bylaws.

Posted in Newsletter, Climate
December 22, 2022
Cape Cod Ponds Network members share successes and challenges ahead 

The newly formed Cape Cod Ponds Network, convened for the first time in 2022 in response to growing concern over the health of Cape Cod’s ponds, is a way for those who care about ponds to learn from one another and exchange ideas on topics of regional interest.    

December 22, 2022
Cape Cod Commission Water Resources Analyst Tim Pasakarnis to chair regional monitoring committee

In September, Cape Cod Commission Water Resources Analyst Tim Pasakarnis was named the SNEP Monitoring Subcommittee's first-ever Chair.

December 8, 2022
Proposed MassDEP Title 5 Amendments and Watershed Permit Regulations

MassDEP is proposing two regulatory initiatives: revisions to Title 5 regulations to establish natural resource “Nitrogen Sensitive Areas” (NSAs) for watersheds adversely impacted by nitrogen, and new Watershed Permit regulations.

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