Category Archives: Open Space Plan

Open Space and Recreation Plan Review March 18, 2019

On Monday, March 18th the Planning Board will hold a Public Meeting on the Dennis Open Space and Recreation Plan Update.  The focus of the discussion will be on Section 9 Action Plan.  The comments we received from the state is that this section has too many “on-going” activities listed.  My review would suggest that the section that relates to goals, past activities, and status all be moved to Section 8, which addresses Goals and Objectives and focus this section down to a clean implementation section.  Essentially, updating the planned budgetary expenditures, and the Implementation Plan Map that is on page 179 right now.  The map was completely missed by the state in the last submittal.  I might suggest that the map is modified to only show potential land acquisitions. 

The current Section 9 simply builds on the past versions of this document, but I think the actual action items get lost with the long list of on-going town activities.

The Planning Board Meeting starts at 6:30 pm, in Dennis Town Hall, Stone Hearing Room, the public is invited to attend and participate in the discussion.

A link to the Open Space And Recreation Plan is below:

Planning Board to Host Regional Policy Plan Presentation/Discussion

The Dennis Planning Board will host a presentation and discussion of the Cape Cod Commission Regional Policy Plan Update on Monday, October 29th at 5 pm in the Stone Hearing Room, Lower Level, Dennis Town Hall. The public is invited to attend and participate in this discussion.

The Regional Policy Plan is updated every five years and sets regional guidance regarding the future of Cape Cod. It provides a basis for many development and land preservation decisions.

The Draft Regional Policy Plan can be found here.

Open Space Plan Discussion

Monday, May 21st as part of its regular meeting, the Planning Board will begin discussing the Dennis Open Space Plan Update. The primary focus of this first session will be the public survey. The survey can be found here:


We will also discuss the balance between competing town needs  as found in these documents:

2016 Draft Open Space and Recreation Plan

2017 Housing Production Plan

Town of Dennis Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan 2016 Draft


Planning Survey – Take 2

It helps if, when you copy an old survey to reuse the questions, you set a survey closure date that is in the future and not the past.

Every couple years we update information important to the local planning process. The questions here cover a broad spectrum of information and supports our open space, recreation, housing and economic development discussions. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey and share it with your friends who have connections to Dennis.

Please click the link to go to the survey:

Take the Survey Here