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May 15, 2024
2024 Cape Cod Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy released for public comment 

The Cape Cod Commission has released the draft 2024 Cape Cod Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for a 21-day public comment period. The CEDS is a five-year strategic plan for economic development on Cape Cod. The plan is updated every five years in collaboration with the Barnstable County Economic Development Council (BCEDC) and local and regional stakeholders. It defines an action plan with priority projects to move Cape Cod's economy toward a sustainable future.   

May 8, 2024
Cape Cod Commission seeks members for Vision Zero Advisory Committee

The Cape Cod Commission is seeking community members to join the Vision Zero Advisory Committee to help shape the future of transportation safety on Cape Cod.

April 29, 2024
Reauthorized Cape Cod National Seashore Federal Advisory Commission holds first meeting

The Cape Cod National Seashore Federal Advisory Commission met for the first time in more than five years on April 8, 2024 at the Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. While the official charge of the Advisory Commission is to consult with the Secretary of the Interior on matters relating to the development of the Cape Cod National Seashore, including matters of acquisition by condemnation and zoning regulations, it also serves as a liaison between the Seashore administration, the towns within its borders, and the community at large.

April 29, 2024
District Local Technical Assistance funding to support housing initiatives

Each year, the Cape Cod Commission receives funding through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Living Communities (previously the Department of Housing and Community Development) to provide technical assistance to towns in our region. The District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) program helps municipalities with sustainable development and encourages partnerships to achieve planning and development goals that align with state and regional priorities.

April 29, 2024
The Freshwater Initiative: Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder engagement is a critical component of planning processes, helping to build consensus on impactful recommendations and create actionable plans. Stakeholder engagement to inform the Cape Cod Freshwater Initiative continued in March, with the launch of a process to engage diverse perspectives in working groups organized by groundwater lenses.

April 29, 2024
Regulatory Update: April 2024

A status on projects currently under review by the Cape Cod Commission. 

Posted in Newsletter, Regulatory
April 29, 2024
Collecting consistent data from Cape Cod’s ponds

Spring is here, and along with all the other typical signs of spring, Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) staff and volunteers have resumed the Cape Cod Regional Pond Monitoring Program.

April 29, 2024
A more connected network: surveying Cape Cod’s side path crossings

The Commission’s Side Path Crossing Inventory is part of an ongoing regional effort to promote safe bicycle and pedestrian accommodations across Cape Cod, consistent with the Cape Cod Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The Side Path Crossing Inventory builds on the 2022 Rail Trail Crossing Inventory and includes safety recommendations for side paths along roadways.

April 23, 2024
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Transportation Planning Documents

The Cape Cod Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released the following documents for a 21-day public review and comment period. Members of the public are invited to review these documents and provide comments.

April 18, 2024
Town of Sandwich Municipal Digital Equity Plan released for public comment

The Cape Cod Commission and Town of Sandwich have released the Draft Town of Sandwich Municipal Digital Equity Plan for a 30-day public review and comment period through May 20, 2024.

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