Category Archives: Smart Growth

Zoning Amendments Posted for March 4, 2019 Public Hearing

The Planning Board has scheduled several public hearings for March 4, 2019. Above is a tab that brings you to the notice for the hearing, and links to each of the proposed zoning amendments. Each has a discussion item explaining the by-law, the reasons for it, and the verbiage for the actual amendment. You can also get there through this link: HERE

Freddie Mac: Housing market is short 2.5 million units

Freddie Mac: Housing market is short 2.5 million units

“From 1968 to 2008, a span of 40 years, there was only one year in which fewer new housing units were built than in 2017—and this despite rising demand in a growing economy,” Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater said. “We estimate that over the next decade, young adults will add about 20 million households — and those households will need a place to live.”

The Cape Cod Commission projects that Dennis will grow by about 1,000 people in the coming decade, moving back towards our 2000 census numbers. Given the continuing strong second housing market, housing growth will be especially important to attract these households to Dennis. It will be especially important that the housing be available at levels attainable by young professionals.

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!