Category Archives: Local Comprehensive Plan

Affordable Housing in New Jersey – The Atlantic

We had a kick-off meeting on Friday to start discussing the update to the Dennis Affordable Housing Action Plan. We reviewed projects, real and possible across town. These, and other ideas will be incorporated into the update over the coming weeks. In the next couple days I will post the existing plan to aid the public discussion.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/12/the-pervasive-fear-of-affordable-housing-in-new-jersey/421581/

Dennis Open Space and Recreation Plan Update Available for Review

DENNIS – The town of Dennis Open Space and Recreation Plan needs to be updated and is now available for review. The town is seeking public comments on the plan through November 27. “This keep…

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Draft Dennis MA Open Space And Recreation Plan 2015 Update – Public Review

The Town of Dennis is pleased to announce the Town of Dennis Open Space and Recreation Plan 2015 Update is now available for review. The town is seeking comments between now and November 27, 2015 on the plan.

There will be a Community Forum on the draft document on November 9, 2015 at 7 pm at the Dennis Senior Center. Members of the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Beach Commission, Recreation Commission Board of Selectmen and Waterways Committee will be present. Staff will present the plan at that meeting and be present to listen to comments and concerns, and answer questions.

A list of comments will be included in the final draft of the report that gets submitted to the state Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

The Plan is available for review at the following locations:

Dennis MA Open Space And Recreation Plan 2015 Update Blog 

In pdf format HERE 

Or you can request a paper copy from the Dennis Planning Department:

Daniel Fortier, Town Planner
Town of Dennis
485 Main Street, P.O. Box 2060
South Dennis MA 02660

Or by email from dfortier@town.dennis.ma.us

Comments will be accepted through November 27, 2015 either directly through the blog, or the addresses found above.

In Some Places, Environmentalists Should Be Arguing for More Development. Here’s Why. | Cool Green Science

” Zoning is often viewed as a friend of conservation. But could some zoning actually be detrimental to conservation goals?”

Yes, most definitely.  Setting restrictions that make it more difficult to undertake larger scale projects, whether residential or commercial,  lead to more sprawl as low density development chews up more land than high density projects.

These policies work against quality job creation by not promoting areas for cross pollination of ideas and higher housing costs.

http://blog.nature.org/science/2015/09/30/environmentalists-development-houses-zoning-urban-sprawl-suburbs-conservation/

This Is How the Federal Government Is Going to Force Your State to Prepare for Climate Change | Mother Jones

This Is How the Federal Government Is Going to Force Your State to Prepare for Climate Change | Mother Jones.

A good opportunity to encourage participation in our attempt to seek funding for house lifting in the flood zones once again.

Gray-water plan to be proposed for new S.F. buildings – San Francisco Chronicle

One of the biggest hurdles facing job growth on Cape Cod is the handling of waste water. Re-using gray water (water from sinks, bath tubs, and washing machines) provides opportunities for reducing water demand and reducing nitrogen in  sewage. As we try to address regional concerns with regulatory relief in Dennis Port and think about a new vision for Exit 9 we might want to see what benefits we can achieve in nitrogen reduction with gray water diversion programs.

Gray-water plan to be proposed for new S.F. buildings – San Francisco Chronicle.