Category Archives: Dennis Port

How to Use Zoning Laws to Reduce Pollution in Low-Income Communities – Pacific Standard

How to Use Zoning Laws to Reduce Pollution in Low-Income Communities

patterns of uneven development

Dennis has Environmental Justice Areas in large portions of Dennis Port and West Dennis along with a small portion of South Dennis adjacent to these two villages. Our Environmental Justice Areas are due to concentrations of low income people.

While we have a need to ensure these areas have quality workforce housing that is attainable on Cape Cod wages, we need to also be sure our policies provide opportunities for these workers to live throughout town. We also need to ensure equal access to parks, playgrounds and other amenities important to life in Dennis.

How ‘Opportunity Zones’ Could Transform Communities

How ‘Opportunity Zones’ Could Transform Communities

Think, re-investment in the Pelham House; affordable housing in and around the Dennis Port village center; redevelopment of the Benny’s and A&P buildings. Lots of opportunities to continue the Dennis Port revival!