The Dennis Selectmen have started studying how the November ballot measure affects Dennis and what the town should do.
Last week was a good one for reconfirming that the vision being pursued by a variety of town boards. Two local projects were recognized by the National Association of Homebuilders for their “Best in American Living Awards. The 27 unit MelPet Farm Community Housing project won a Silver Medal in the Best Affordable Multi-Family Development Category. In November 2016, this project was also awarded a Gold Award winner from the Builders and Remodellers Industry of Cape Cod for Excellence in Affordable Housing.
Heritage Sands was also honored by both of these associations as well. Heritage Sands won the top BALA award “Community of the Year” along with a Platinum Award for Best Single Family Community Under 100 Units and was recognized as the Best Project in the North Atlantic Region by the National Association of Home Builders. Heritage Sands also won a Gold Award from The Builders and Remodellers Industry of Cape Cod for Outstanding and Most Clever Use of Small Space during their November 2016 Award Program.
In receiving these national awards, these two projects illustrate the compassion that the Town of Dennis puts into its zoning and site plan review procedures to ensure that quality projects are being created around the town.
Their down-sized homes are still larger than our lot coverage and building height allows….
Opposition to large single-family homes on small residential lots has led to changes in Plymouth.
The Dennis Municipal Affordable Housing Trust has been looking for strategies to promote the creation of affordable housing. We will pursue getting a copy of the Amherst local petition to see if it could work for the Trust.
Several types of housing developments are under way or being planned in Dennis, including possible new senior housing, single-family housing, condominiums, apartments and additional affordable housing, according to a report from Town Planner Dan Fortier to the Board of Selectmen last week.The first in the report was a purchase of The Columns building on Route 28 by Osterville real estate developer James Crocker, a former Barnstable town councilor and candidate for state senate. Crocker has
Soon five local veterans will benefit from our efforts in Dennis.
More than 30 homeless veterans in Boston are waking up Christmas morning in apartments they can call home.