Sesuit Harbor Zoning Draft 1-6-2015 Planning Board First Cut

The following is a work in progress. The Draft below represents the outcome of many weeks of effort by a large, dedicated group of residents. Comments are greatly encouraged. You could say that the below represents the “Final EDC  Draft.” On May 15th the EDC voted to pass this on to the Planning Board and Zoning By-law Study Committee for their review. The Draft Zoning Boundaries can be found here.

To See if the Town of Dennis will Vote to Amend Section 2.1 Zoning District Subsection 2.1.1 Establishment by adding “Sesuit Harbor”; Subsection 2.1.2 Zoning Map to add Sesuit Harbor Zoning District; Section 2.1.5 District Intents by adding new paragraph describing the purpose of the Sesuit Harbor Zoning District; Amend Section 2.2.2 Use Regulation Schedule by deleting item 2.2.2.6 Motor Vehicle Transportation Uses j Water Dependent Uses; Amend Section 3.1.3.2 as it relates to parking standards for marina uses; Amend Section 5 Definitions; and create a new Section 14 Sesuit Harbor Zoning District. Additions are illustrated by “bold italic” and deletions by strike through example.

Amend  2.1  ZONING DISTRICTS

2.1.1    Establishment

The Town of Dennis is hereby divided into the following zoning districts:

TITLE                                                                         SHORT NAME

Rural Residential                                                                                R-60

Low Density Residential                                                                    R-40

Resort and Residential                                                                        RR

Limited Business                                                                                LB

Extensive Business                                                                             EB

General Commercial I                                                                         GC-I

General Commercial II                                                                       GC-II

General Commercial III                                                                      GC-III

Industrial                                                                                             I

Quivet Neck/Crowe’s Pasture Resource Protection District               QNCP RP

Dennisport Village Center                                                                  DPVC

Residential/Commercial                                                                      R/C

Mixed Use Marine                                                                              MUM

Marine Open Space                                                                             MOS

Village Center Support                                                                       VCS

West Dennis Village Center                                                               WDVC

Medium Wind Facility Overlay District                                             MWFOD

Large Wind Facility Overlay District                                                 LWFOD

Sesuit Harbor                                                                                     SH

2.1.2  Zoning Map

The boundaries of the districts are defined and bounded on the map entitled “Town of Dennis Zoning Map”, dated ________ January 11, 2010 on file with the Town Clerk. That map and all explanatory matter thereon are hereby made a part of this By-law, together with any amendments adopted by vote of the Town Meeting.

2.1.5 District Intents

Sesuit Harbor (SH) – To provide for and protect harbor operations located within the lands adjacent to, and upon the waters of, Sesuit Harbor.  To ensure that (1) existing water-dependent uses are not displaced by non-water-dependent uses; (2) harbor waters and the immediate shoreline and pier areas are dedicated to water-dependent uses; and (3) commercial uses allowed by the district are compatible with, support, or otherwise do not interfere with water-dependent uses of the site. 

Amend Section 2.2.2 Use Regulation Schedule by deleting item 2.2.2.6 Motor Vehicle Transportation Uses j Water Dependent Uses

 

PRINCIPAL USES DISTRICT
R-40

R-60

Quivet Neck/Crowe’s Pasture  Resource Protection District  

RR

 

LB

 

EB

 

GC-I

GC-II

GC-III

 

I

DPVC

Area A

DPVC

Area B

6. MOTOR VEHICLE – TRANSPORTATION USES
j. Water Dependent Uses N N S N N S S S N N

 

 

Amend Section 3.1.3.2

 

                                        USE              PARKING SPACES

MOTOR VEHICLE – TRANSPORTATION USES

Marina Use 1 per employee max. shift, plus

1 per 2 slips

 

Public Marina 0.65 per slip
Commercial Marina 0.65 per slip

1 per 5 boats in rack storage

Private Yacht Club 1 per 200 sf

Amend Section 5 Definitions by making the following additions and modifications in the appropriate locations:

BOAT SALES AND RENTALS – The sale, rental or leasing of watercraft, including incidental storage, maintenance, and servicing.

BOAT STORAGE – Single level boat storage at grade or on single level racks, whether indoors or out of doors, enclosed or open, designed or used for the purpose of storing watercraft . It does not include incidental boat carriers, cradles or racks used to store or transport small craft such as canoes, dinghies and small sailboats and like craft which are typically capable of being carried by no more than two people.

CHARTER FISHING BOATS  A land-based operation primarily for the hire by private individuals of boats for fishing.

COMMERCIAL FISHING FLEET – Boats specifically used for commercial fishing operations for the catch of seafood for wholesale and retail sale. Boats are primarily not available for hire as Charter Fishing Boats.

COMMERCIAL MARINA – A private facility containing boat slips available for the use of the general public and which may also offer supplies and services for boaters including structures and activities normally integral to the operation of a marina such as but not limited to dry dock, repair services, fueling, pumping-out, chartering, launching, boat and jet ski rentals, the sale of bait and supplies and convenience goods for use in recreational boating and boat maintenance and food service facilities. This does not include community piers or other noncommercial boat docking and storage facilities.

EMPLOYEE HOUSING – A building providing sleeping quarters for several people. Each such building shall have readily accessible kitchen facilities or regularly scheduled meals provided in a common dining facility. Such housing shall be available to workers employed for a minimum of 20 hours per week by a business in the Sesuit Harbor Zoning District.

EXCURSION BOATS – A vessel used on a commercial basis, for para-sailing and similar recreational activities, dinner cruises and site seeing trips or tours, to take passengers to sea and which returns those passengers to the point of origin. This term shall not include a Water Taxis and other Ferry Services or a vessel employed on gambling trips.

FOOD SERVICE – The sale of snacks, beverages, or other meals, whether prepared in the structure or pre-prepared, and providing no inside seating or drive-thru service. This use shall be operated in conjunction with a permitted commercial marina in the district.

PRIVATE YACHT CLUB – A water-dependent social organization with direct connections to the water for yachting and other social, educational and athletic activities.

PUBLIC MARINA – A public facility containing moorings and boat slips available for the use of the general public and which may also offer supplies and services for boaters including structures and activities normally integral to the operation of a marina such as but not limited to dry dock, repair services, fueling, pumping-out, chartering, launching, the sale of bait and supplies and convenience goods for use in recreational boating and boat maintenance. This does not include community piers or other noncommercial boat docking and storage facilities but may include publicly owned facilities leased or licensed to a private operator.

PERSONAL WATERCRAFT — A small vessel of less than 16 feet in length which uses an inboard motor powering a waterjet pump or a propeller as its primary source of motive power and that is designed to be operated by a person sitting, standing or kneeling on the vessel rather than the conventional manner of sitting or standing inside a vessel. This term includes jet skis, wet bikes and surf jets.

RACK BOAT STORAGE Any structure, boat storage device or multilevel watercraft storage rack, whether indoors or out of doors, enclosed or open, designed or used for the purpose of storing watercraft. It does not include incidental boat carriers, cradles or racks used to store or transport small craft such as canoes, dinghies and small sailboats and like craft which are typically capable of being carried by no more than two people.

SHIP SUPPLY STORE – A specialty store geared towards providing necessary supplies carried on board of a boat to meet a boaters daily requirements or to conduct watercraft maintenance, such as food, water, apparel, cleaning supplies, medical supplies, safety supplies, spare parts, bait and tackle, and other like items.

WATER-DEPENDENT USE — A use which by its nature must be located or is customarily located abutting a waterway or waterbody including, without limiting the generality of, the building, maintenance, repairing, storage or sale of boats, the sale of marine fuels and lubricants, the sale of marine accessories (such as rope and fishing gear), docking facilities and launching facilities. Uses and facilities that require direct access to or location in coastal waters and which therefore cannot be located inland, including uses that provide general public access to those waters.

Add New Section 14.  Sesuit Harbor Zoning District

Any use not specifically enumerated in the district shall be deemed to be prohibited.

A.  Allowed uses. The following uses are allowed in the Sesuit Harbor Zoning District:

1.  Commercial marina typically including the following activities and facilities:

(a) Slips and layout as approved by the Harbormaster;

(b) Docks and layout as approved by the Harbormaster;

(c) Ramps and layout as approved by the Harbormaster;

(d) Boat Repair;

(e) Year round storage of marine related infrastructure;

(f) Fuel Service;

(g) Travel lift;

(h) Containment facility for Power Washing, Bottom Cleaning or Bilge Flushing meeting DEP design standards;

(i) Emergency boat sheltering and storage (as a harbor of refuge during weather related events);

(j) De-watering pit for off-season dredge spoils;

(k) Hauling and launching facilities;

(l) Single level boat storage both indoor and outdoor; and

(m) Temporary Uses per Section 2.2.2.2.p are allowed from Labor Day through June 30th.

Commercial marinas may provide for recreational boating and commercial fishing boats as a matter of right.  Charter fishing boats and excursion boats are accessory uses allowed by Special Permit as discussed below.

(2) Public Marina typically including the following activities and facilities:

(a) Slips and layout as approved by the Harbormaster;

(b) Moorings as approved by the Harbormaster;

(c) Docks and layout as approved by the Harbormaster;

(d) Ramps and layout as approved by the Harbormaster;

(e) Harbormaster Command Center;

(f) Maintenance Facility for waterways equipment;

(g) Travel lift;

(h) Hauling and launching facilities;

(i) Boat storage and marine related infrastructure, year round, for public boats and infrastructure;

(j) Commercial Pier;

(k) Off-season single level boat storage;

(l) De-watering pit for off-season dredge spoils;

(m) Emergency boat sheltering and storage (as a harbor of refuge during weather related events) as approved by the Harbormaster;

(n) Containment facility for Power Washing, Bottom Cleaning or Bilge Flushing meeting DEP design standards; and

(o) Temporary Uses per Section 2.2.2.2.p are allowed from Labor Day through June 30th.

Public marinas may provide for recreational boating and commercial fishing boats as a matter of right. Charter fishing boats and excursion boats are accessory uses allowed by Special Permit as discussed below.

(3) Private Yacht Club typically including the following facilities and activities:

(a) Water Orientation;

(b) Social Club;

(c) Yachting and Athletic Activities;

(d) Educational Activities;

(e) Food/bar/restaurant services;

(f) Meeting rooms;

(g) Docks;

(h) Ramps;

(i) Playground, tennis courts, and athletic facilities;

(j) Single level boat storage and racks for canoes, kayaks, small sail boats, etc. capable of being carried by two people; and

(k) Temporary Uses per Section 2.2.2.2.p are allowed from Labor Day through June 30th.

_____________________________________________________________________

B. Special Permit Accessory Uses: The following Accessory Uses are allowed by a Special Permit by the Planning Board as Accessory Uses to the designated Allowed Uses in the Sesuit Harbor Zoning District.

 

Accessory Uses Public Marina1 Commercial Marina2 Private Yacht Club
Food Service N X NA
Ship Supply Store X X N
Rack Boat Storage Off Season X Off Season
Boat Sales and Rentals N X N
Employee Housing N X N
Excursions X X N
Charter Fishing Boats X X N

N = Not Allowed as Accessory Use

X = Allowed as Accessory Use by Special Permit

NA = Not Applicable

Off Season = Allowed by Special Permit in Off-Season Only

  1. At a Public Marina, the Charter Fishing Boats and Excursion Boats shall not exceed 20 Charter Fishing Boats and 3 Excursion Boats operating out of the west side Public Marina without the Town receiving a Special Permit from the Planning Board to exceed this figure.
  2. At a Commercial Marina the Accessory Uses shall not exceed the configuration and dimensions present on January 1, 2014 as approved by the Dennis Planning Board under Site Plan PB 421-1 and the Zoning Board of Appeals Special Permit ZBA 421-1 without the Commercial Marina receiving a Special Permit from the Planning Board to exceed these plans.

C. Development Standards

(1) Vegetated Buffers – The tract of land shall provide for front and side vegetated buffers such that front (street) buffers shall be 20 feet deep; side buffers shall be 10 feet deep for property boundaries internal to the Sesuit Harbor Zoning District; and 20 feet deep where property boundaries abut a residential zoning district. The rear of the property, generally where properties abut Sesuit Harbor shall not have vegetated buffer requirements, except for those requirements that may be necessary to comply with the Dennis Wetlands Regulations.  Vegetated buffers may only be crossed by site driveways and required sidewalks

Buffers shall be landscaped with no parking any nearer to the street line than as provided for above. Existing trees and shrubs shall be retained within the road right-of-way and within the required buffer and supplemented with other landscape materials, in accordance with accepted landscape practices. Where natural vegetation cannot be retained, the vegetated buffer shall be landscaped with a combination of grasses, trees and shrubs commonly found on Cape Cod. A minimum of one street tree with a minimum caliper of three inches DBH shall be provided per 20 feet of lot perimeter distributed throughout the buffer areas. No plantings shall obscure site at entrance and exit drives and road intersections. All landscaped areas shall be continuously maintained, substantially in accordance with any site plan approved pursuant to Section 4 of the Dennis Zoning By-law.

(2)  Setbacks

Minimum setbacks shall be that present on ____ 2014 or as specified below, whichever is less.

(a) Front: Front (street), and side setbacks shall be 25 feet for buildings up to 25 feet in height.

(b) Front (street) Setbacks shall be 50 feet for buildings over 25 feet in height.

(c) Side Setbacks shall be 25 feet for property boundaries internal to the Sesuit Harbor Zoning District; and 50 feet for property boundaries that abut a residential zoning district for buildings over 25 feet in height.

(d) Rear setbacks shall be 25 feet provided that water dependent facilities may be located in the twenty-five foot setback requirement along the water-side of any property and docks, moorings and other water based facilities are allowed to be located within the water adjacent to the land side facilities.

(2)  Building Heights

Building heights shall be limited to thirty-five feet or two stories.

(3)  Maximum Total Lot Coverage

Maximum Total Lot Coverage shall be no more than 70% of the upland area.

(4)  Minimum Lot Area

The minimum lot area shall be 40,000 sf.

(5)  Minimum Lot Frontage

Minimum lot frontage shall be 100 feet.

(6)  Minimum Lot Width

Minimum lot width shall be 200 feet.

D. Sesuit Harbor Project Review and Permitting Requirements

All development in the Sesuit Harbor Zoning District shall be reviewed by the Dennis Planning Board.

  1. All Allowed Uses shall be reviewed under Dennis Site Plan Review Standards found in Section 4.1.2 of the Dennis Zoning By-law as well as this, Section 14. The Planning Board shall conduct this Site Plan Review and approve, or approve with conditions proposals that meet the applicable zoning standards of the Dennis Zoning By-law. Projects found to not comply with the requirements of the Dennis Zoning By-law shall not receive Site Plan Approval.
  2. All Special Permit Uses and Accessory Uses shall be reviewed under the Special Permit requirements found in Sections 1.4.2.1 and 4.1.2 of the Dennis Zoning By-law. The Planning Board shall conduct this Special Permit Review and approve, approve with conditions proposals that meet the applicable zoning standards of the Dennis Zoning By-law and is found to be consistent with the intent of the Sesuit Harbor Zoning District. Projects found to not comply with the requirements of the Dennis Zoning By-law; are found to be detrimental to the maintenance of the water dependent use of the properties in the Sesuit Harbor Zoning District; or are found to have a detrimental impact on the surrounding residential neighborhood shall not receive Special Permit Approval.

 

E.  Special Design Consideration for Specific Allowed Uses

(1)  All Uses

(a)  All signage shall comply with the requirements of the Dennis Sign Code (Section 151 of the Dennis General Code).

(b)  All sites shall be designed with due consideration of the visual quality and unique character of the Sesuit Harbor area.

(c)  All site development shall be subject to the review and approval of the Dennis Old King’s Highway Historic District Committee.

(d)  All sites shall be designed to ensure safe access for pedestrian and automobile. Where a property abuts Sesuit Neck Road, due accommodation shall be made for the provision of sidewalks along Sesuit Neck Road and Harbor Road.  The Dennis Planning Board, as part of development permitting, may require the provision of sidewalks.

(e)  All sites shall provide for adequate parking, as called for in this by-law for cars and, when necessary, boat trailers.

(f)  Parking shall be at-grade only, no above grade parking garages or other means of stacking vehicles vertically shall be allowed.

(g)  No parking of recreational vehicles as defined in Section 12.3 of the Dennis Zoning By-law.

(2) In addition to Section 14 F 1 above, all Commercial Marinas shall include the following design elements:

(a)  Emergency vehicle access and services per Dennis Fire and Police Department requirements.

(b) Boat Pump Out Facilities.

(c)  Restrooms to accommodate all uses on site.

(d)  Public Access.

(e)  Showers for boaters.

(f)  Provision of a balance between boating uses, i.e. commercial, recreational, charter, etc. consistent with the harbor management plan.

(g)  Bus Parking, at least one space,

(h)  Containment facility for Power Washing, Bottom Cleaning or Bilge Flushing meeting DEP design standards.

(3)  In addition to Section 14 F 1 and 14 F 2 above, all Public Marinas shall include the following design elements:

(a)  A Water Oriented Information Booth.

(b)  Emergency vehicle access and services per Dennis Fire and Police Department requirements.

(c)  Boat Pump Out Facilities.

(d)  Restrooms to accommodate all uses on site.

(e)  Public Access

(f)  Showers for boaters

(g)    Provision of a balance between boating uses, i.e. commercial, recreational, charter, etc. consistent with the harbor management plan..

(h)  Bus Parking, at least one space,

(4)  In addition to Section 14 F 1 above, all Private Yacht Clubs shall include the following design elements:

(a)  No Bus Parking

F. Special Design Consideration for Specific Permitted Accessory Uses

(1)  Boat Storage

(a)  Off-season boat storage may occur within the approved parking area of the site, provided that vehicular access is maintained at all times to boats stored on the site and to structures located on the site.

(b)  Boat rack storage may be up to three boats high provided that the highest feature of a stacked boat, other than antennae, rods and outriggers, may not exceed 35 feet in height and no boat rack may be taller than 20 feet.

(c)  Boat rack storage may not occur within the required buffer areas to any street line or property line.

(d)  There shall be no launching or hauling of boats stored on racks before 8:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. except if such activities are due to emergency situations; and

(e)  Any process by which seasonally used boats are launched and hauled, such as but not limited to by forklift or crane, shall be undertaken in a manner in which to minimize noise.

G. Prohibitions

  1. No use or activity not specifically authorized in the Sesuit Harbor Zoning District under this Section 14 of the Dennis Zoning By-law, or is found as an exempt use in MGL Chapter 40A Section 3, shall be allowed in the Sesuit Harbor Zoning District. Except that, uses and activities required by state or federal law to maintain the harbor as a “harbor of refuge” shall be allowed.
  2. Commercial Fishing Boat owners shall not process or can fish within the Sesuit Harbor Zoning District.
  3. All state laws shall be followed and enforced to properly restrict vehicle idling.

8 thoughts on “Sesuit Harbor Zoning Draft 1-6-2015 Planning Board First Cut

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  2. John Harper

    Residential zoning and particularly, R60 residential zoning implies a certain degree of tranquility and safety on its roads. Home buyers on Sesuit Neck paid for in purchase price and through taxes for R60 zoning. The town willfully accepted this contract and has a moral and maybe legal obligation to live up to it. This is not to say that Sesuit Harbor usage should be restricted or limited by this obligation. But it does mean, in my opinion, that as the town moves ahead to change the character of the harbor, attracting more intensities along Sesuit Neck residential roads, the town has a moral obligation to take whatever measures are necessary to insure that the increases in intensities caused by any zoning changes do not adversely impact the surrounding community.
    There will be a cost to this. It will not only be borne by the Sesuit Neck residents, but also by the whole town. I think the Planning Committee should be forthcoming with the potential costs associated with improving access to the Harbor without causing further negative impact to the surrounding community.

  3. Daniel Fortier Post author

    John, If we were taking vacant land located in the R-60 zoning district and creating a new harbor zoning district there might be some validity to the arguments you raise. However, we are working to create a proper zone, with appropriate protective standards built into it to create some level of certainty into it for everyone. Presently, the uses are not allowed under Dennis Zoning. Such a status creates a different path to growth, perhaps more lenient, than should we make the uses conforming and establish caps. As I have stated at our meetings, the standard for change for a non-conforming use is one of “not substantially more detrimental.” A purely judgmental decision made by the Board of Appeals. Is a new operation, that will generate 10 vehicle trips a day on Sesuit Neck Road substantially more detrimental? It’s is basically the same as one new house in the neighborhood. How about 20 or even 50? When there are 2,000 vehicle trips daily on the road each day is such a change substantial?

    Recently the neighbors and Northside Marina came to an agreement that 180 seats for the marina was not substantially more detrimental, basically an increase of 131 seats over what the Board of Appeals had determined to be pre-existing on the site. Of course this number is small compared to the number of seats the Board of Appeals allowed for the Yacht Club a decade ago, with a not substantially more detrimental finding.

    So, as we pore our way through this Sesuit Harbor Zoning proposal, we need to look at it each step of the way and determine, does it balance the needs of the neighbors and the needs of the harbor. If it does, there should be no negative impacts to the neighbors. And we will eliminate the “not substantially more detrimental” arguments.

    It’s why your continued participation in this effort is needed and appreciated.

    Dan

  4. John Harper

    Dan, thank you for your quick and thorough response to my comment. For the record, I personally am happy with the recent resolutions. I would agree with you that there will be minimal if any increased impact to the Sesuit access roads and neighborhoods with the new agreements. I am also pleased with the approach that you are taking with regard to assessing appropriate usages and intensities at the Sesuit Harbor and am hopeful a sound, long range acceptable result can be obtained. My concerns at this point are 1.) that the access road to the Harbor remain safe and that if upgrade is required in order to insure this safety, that we publicize the costs of these upgrades and how they will be financed and 2.) that the plan will include whatever necessary steps should be taken to minimize impact on the surrounding neighborhoods. Other than that, we have a great harbor which should be preserved as much as possible for the use of all Dennis residents, first, and tourists and non-residents second.

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  6. John Harper

    Dan, I have a new concern; “transparency of expenses and revenues”. After reading your draft and the Woods Hole draft, it appears as though the town could be incurring additional and significant new expenses, some one time and some ongoing. These new expenses will have to be paid, not only by those who benefit from them, but primarily by all town taxpayers; and since Dennis town resident property owners will be asked to foot this bill and be asked to approve this zoning change, I think that it is very important that our residents have a complete understanding of what potential costs and revenue commitments, short and long term, could be incurred as a result of this change. One time site improvement costs, new and on-going dredging requirements, additional personnel short and long term, potential access road improvements are just a few of these potential new costs. These costs, as much as possible, should be borne by those using the facility. I understand that the harbor is self financing to a degree, but the more money that goes to the harbor means less revenue to the town. Full disclosure of revenues and costs would enable our property owners to make an informed decision on this issue.
    I recognize that this is complicated, particularly since a zoning change does not mean that permitted work will be done. But, nonetheless, I am concerned about government creep that ultimately results in unsustainable commitments that become irrevocable and untenable.

  7. Daniel Fortier Post author

    At the harbor, the town is way behind on many maintenance requirements. Whether bulkhead, docks and slips, dredging, etc. we need to step up what we are doing. That was an early conclusion of the efforts from the Woods Hole Group. With a proper maintenance plan, there will be a better opportunity to compare our harbor pricing to those in surrounding communities. For the Town Marina property, many of the “required” features should the town step forward to seek a Special Permit for expansion should be provided – in particular showers and bathrooms.

    The zoning and the Comprehensive Harbor Review are on simultaneous paths and should provide us with recommendations for improvements that would be needed with, or without the zoning. Sidewalks on Sesuit Neck Road are needed whether we rezone or not. The recommendation under consideration is to do the sidewalk across the front of the town property first, consistent with a zoning requirement that would put the town on notice that this should be done before or at the same time as, any future expansions of what is offered at the marina.

    As to costs and benefits. The marina generates significant benefits to the community as a whole, beyond the slip fees that they pay. At the town marina we have, between moorings and slips, 306 boats accommodated. In New England the average boater spends about $8,700 per year on boating and related activities (mooring, meals, fuel, lodging etc.). Taking this average and the number of boats accommodated at the town marina, we have nearly $2.7 million spent in the local economy annually do to just the town property. Adding Northside Marina into that equation adds an addition $2.5 million in local spending. Just looking at the spending on meals, the average boater drops $195 on meals per boat trip. As a town that has adopted the local meals tax option, and use it for capital expenses, the two marinas generate, from boaters, about $40,000 annually in meals tax revenue, about 10% of what the town collects annually from the meals tax. The spending by boaters equates to 38 local jobs. The multiplier effect for boaters, recurrence of spending in the local economy, is estimated to be 2 to 3 times the direct expenditure.

    I know you have concerns about the “tourist” nature of the harbor, but that is a part of its function. Over half the homes in Dennis are considered seasonal, many of these rented on a weekly basis. The tourist economy supports the year-round residents far more than most would recognize.

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