The Cape Cod Commission is nearing the end of a yearlong process to create the Regional Housing Strategy, a plan that aims to identify policies, strategies, and appropriate areas for housing development and redevelopment to address our housing supply, affordability, and availability challenges while protecting our sensitive resources.
Cape Cod’s architectural character is a defining feature that shapes the region’s unique appeal. The look and feel of Cape Cod’s buildings are integral to its identity. When considering multifamily developments, design and aesthetics are essential to a finished product that will fit in with the region’s identifying look and feel. To preserve this distinctive charm and ensure that new developments and renovations blend into the Cape Cod landscape, the Cape Cod Commission worked with Utile and Outwith Studios to create the Cape Cod Housing Design Guidelines and Retrofit Design Guidelines.
To inform development of the Cape Cod Regional Housing Strategy, the Cape Cod Commission has launched a survey seeking responses from Cape Codders about their preferences for housing development and redevelopment.
Each year, the Cape Cod Commission receives funding through the Massachusetts 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.
The Cape Cod Commission is creating a Regional Housing Strategy to address housing supply, affordability, and availability issues by identifying appropriate areas for housing development, along with policies and strategies to further the plan’s goals.
The Regional Housing Strategy aims to address housing supply, affordability, and availability issues by identifying appropriate areas for housing development and creating policies and strategies to further the plan’s goals.
Housing is a critical issue facing Cape Cod. Over the course of the OneCape Summit, we heard about existing collaborations and new strategies for addressing our housing crisis.
Affordable and attainable housing for people with various income levels and needs is key to a vibrant and healthy region.
Improved access to state funding resources to help advance economic development goals Many Massachusetts cities and towns were having difficulty accessing state funding resources to help advance housing and economic development…