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The Cape Cod Commission Act charges the Cape Cod Commission with reviewing certain proposed developments which, because of their size or other characteristics, are presumed to have development effects beyond their local communities. These proposed developments are called Developments of Regional Impact (DRI). The DRI review requirements are set forth in Section 13(d) of the Act.

An important component of the Act's DRI review requirements is a review for consistency with the Regional Policy Plan in effect at the time a DRI is reviewed. The Commission regularly updates the Regional Policy Plan (RPP) to establish a current and coherent set of regional planning policies, goals, and objectives to guide development throughout Barnstable County. The RPP is implemented in large part through the Commission’s regulatory program.

The 2018 RPP focuses on the review of developments in relation to their surroundings, which are determined based on the Cape Cod Placetype within which the proposed project is located. Employing a context-sensitive review process will ensure that new development is harmonious with and enhances the unique character of the region and protection of its natural and cultural resources, which are critical to the regional economy and way of life.

To view DRI Materials by town, click "View All Resources" below and select the town name from the Filter Results panel.

Physical project files are available for review at the Cape Cod Commission Office Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Contact the Front Desk for more information, 508-362-3828.


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26M pdf
Dec 04, 2015
HDEX06005 PTown Airport CIP-Ph1 dec.12-3-15
The Project is a mandatory DRI pursuant to Section 2( d)(i) of the Commission's Enabling Regulations, as the Project was required to prepare an EIR under MEP A. GF3
518K pdf
Dec 05, 2016
EIR-DRI15016 Canal Unit 3 Dec 12-1-16
3225 MAIN STREETThe first substantive hearing on the Project was held on November 2, 2016 at 5:3opm in the Ocean Room of the Commission office located at …
162K pdf
Sep 08, 2017
EIR-DRI15016 Canal Unit 3 mod 9-7-17
Simple Cycle Turbine Facility Project South Elevation (Looking North), prepared by CB&I, dated 9/16/2016, revised 7/25/2017 (showing structure elevations …
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