November Regulatory Update
Herring River Restoration Project- Phase 1 (CCC File No. 08009)
Town of Wellfleet
The purpose of the project is to restore habitat in and re-establish tidal flow to certain areas within the 1,100 ac. +/- Herring River estuary and floodplain system. The project received its final MEPA certificate on 7/15/16. To date no DRI application has been filed with the Commission. The DRI public hearing period on the project was opened procedurally on 08/29/16; the period has since been extended four times and the current extension runs through April 2020. At its meeting on March 7, 2019, the Committee on Planning and Regulation (CPR) issued a written scope for DRI review of the project, with the project specifically styled as “Phase 1.” A DRI application is expected to be filed in calendar year 2019.
AMP Energy Solar Project (CCC File No. 19015)
180 Cotuit Road, Sandwich
The Commission received a mandatory DRI referral from the Sandwich Building Commissioner on May 15, 2019 for a large-scale, ground-mounted solar array on an approximately 18-acre vacant parcel. The DRI hearing period was opened for procedural purposes in July 2019. The Applicant has withdrawn the Project from permitting but is expected to re-file in November 2019 (and undergo DRI review).
Tractor Supply (CCC File No. 19020)
Bearses & Pitcher’s Ways, Hyannis
The Commission received a mandatory DRI referral from the Town of Barnstable Site Plan Review Committee on 8/26/19 for the proposed development of a Tractor Supply retail store on an approximately 2.6-acre undeveloped parcel. A DRI subcommittee held public hearings for the project on 10/23/19 and 11/4/2019, and have continued the hearing to 12/19/2019 anticipating that the full Commission will take up the project at that time. The subcommittee held a public meeting 11/21/2019 to discuss the testimony, presentations and other information received to date.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution- New Quissett Facility (CCC File No. 19022)
360 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth (Woods Hole)
The Commission received a mandatory DRI referral from Thomas Bott, Town Planner, on behalf of the Town of Falmouth Planning Department on 8/30/19 for additional development at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Quissett Campus. The proposed development includes construction of a new multi-story building, equipment testing/storage area, and associated site improvements on an approximately 4.1-acre previously undeveloped portion of the Campus. A DRI subcommittee held a public hearing on the project 10/7/19 in Falmouth, and continued the hearing to a meeting of the full Commission on November 14, 2019, where the full Commission approved the project, with conditions.
Proposed Building Demolition- The Hyannisport Club (CCC File No. 19023)
2 Irving Avenue, Hyannisport
The Barnstable Historical Commission (BHC), through the Town Manager, submitted a Limited Discretionary Referral to the Commission requesting DRI review under the RPP issue area of Cultural Heritage in regard to the proposed demolition of a building on the golf course property. The Commission accepted the Discretionary Referral for DRI review at its meeting on September 19, 2019. The DRI public hearing period on the project was opened procedurally on November 18, 2019. No DRI application has been submitted.
Cape Cod Hospital- New Tower Addition (CCC File No. 19024)
Park Street, Hyannis
The Commission received a mandatory DRI referral from the Barnstable Building Commissioner on September 11, 2019 for the Project. The Project proposes a multi-story building addition to the southwest corner of the existing hospital building, with associated site improvements. The addition will house, among other hospital uses, a new cancer center. The DRI application is under review by Commission staff. The DRI public hearing period on the project was opened procedurally on November 8, 2019. No substantive hearing has yet been scheduled on the project.