In 2002 Dennis Town Meeting adopted the Dennis Local Comprehensive Plan. Over the past nearly 20 years we have implemented many of its recommendations. Most have been successful.
Several recommendations deal with Collaborative Workspace Zoning:
3.3.2 Dennis will encourage projects which provide permanent, year-round jobs with benefits, and should encourage employee training opportunities for Dennis residents.
3.3.4 Dennis will encourage embryonic businesses such as incubator projects that relate to the Town’s resources, and where possible, should seek growth through local resources rather than through importing.
3.3.5 Dennis will create a regulatory climate that makes Dennis more business friendly, both to retain existing businesses and to attract diversified small-scale business.
Since 2002 the Dennis Economic Development Committee has worked to improve business opportunities in Dennis. Despite these efforts, there are significant empty buildings. The EDC believes that creating shared work-space opportunities will help to meet the economic needs of Dennis.
The Collaborative Workspace proposal that will be discussed at the March 4th Planning Board Public Hearing can be found here: Collaborative Workspace