There have been a number of questions regarding a housing proposal on Janall Drive. The proposal remains before the Board of Health due to a need to redesign the waste water treatment for the project. I am expecting the proponent to be filing with the Planning Board in the very near future. In the meantime, the following preliminary plans were provided to the Planning Office, they provide some idea as to what is being thought about. Click on the thumbnails to see the full size plans.
I have requested examples of the types of homes they plan to construct so I can share that as well. I will post additional information as it is received.
The proposal, as it has been discussed to date, is to create eight house lots under Section 4.9 of the Dennis Zoning By-law. This section seeks to promote the creation of affordable, work force housing in Dennis. Two of the units created will need to be sold at a price considered to be affordable for people earning no more than 80% of the area’s median income. This means, basically, that the sale price for two units should be at a level such that the buyer will not spend more than 30% of their annual income on the mortgage for the home. A two-bedroom home is, generally, targeted to a household with 2 to 4 people. Income limits, in 2012, would establish that their income not exceed $52,000 to $65,000. Sales prices would be about $230,000 to $250,000 for the two deed restricted units.
Many of our neighbors fit this income profile. A single parent with one or two children. A young couple just starting out on their post-school life. Middle age couples who have been squeezed out of the home ownership market. These are store clerks, nurses, recent college graduates, school teachers, firemen, police officers and many others. One recent affordable housing unit in town went to a long time DPW employee.