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Cotuit Road and Quaker Meetinghouse Road, Sandwich

DESCRIPTION: Project site is 56 acres +/- off Cotuit and Quaker Meetinghouse Roads in East Sandwich, which is currently owned by the town, and for which the Applicant has a purchase and sale agreement with the town. The Applicant is seeking a Development Agreement to construct a sports and convention complex in the town of Sandwich including several playing fields, gymnasium, field house, ice rink, natatorium, wastewater treatment facility, two hotels, a retail building and parking.

STATUS: By positive vote on 05/28/15, the Commission determined that the Project is appropriate for consideration under a Development Agreement. The Applicant may file a Development Agreement Application within one year of the vote (by 05/28/16), pending certification of the Project under the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act.


Atkins Road, Sandwich

DESCRIPTION: The Project proposes to subdivide 36.911 acres into a 23-lot single-family residential cluster. Approximately 27.5+/- ac. will be preserved as permanently protected open space.

STATUS: An initial substantive DRI public hearing will be held in the next 30 days in Sandwich.


Town of Mashpee

DESCRIPTION: The Town of Mashpee’s Comprehensive Wastewater & Nitrogen Management Plan proposes a comprehensive wastewater and nitrogen management plan for the town, intended to achieve reductions in wastewater nitrogen loading and compliance with the overall TMDL’s for nitrogen loading to the town’s coastal embayments including to Popponesset and Waquoit Bays.

STATUS: MEPA Certificate on FEIR issued July 31, 2015. The first CCC DRI hearing was held 07/14/15, and a subsequent DRI hearing will be held in early September.


556 Main Street, Falmouth

DESCRIPTION: Proposed hotel containing 110 units. Associated site improvements will include paved parking, driveway and pedestrian areas, landscaped areas, outdoor amenities for hotel guests, a stormwater management system, and associated site utilities.

STATUS: Limited DRI review. Subcommittee hearings held 05/26/15, 06/15/15, 06/30/15, 07/09/15, 07/23/15. Next subcommittee hearing 3:30 p.m., 08/06/15 in the First District Courthouse, Assembly of Delegates Chamber, 3195 Main Street, Barnstable, MA. On/06/15 the subcommittee voted recommend approval of the project with conditions to the full Commission. A hearing before the full membership of the Commission is scheduled for  08/20/15 hearing.


724 Route 6, Wellfleet

DESCRIPTION: 90-foot high multi-user monopole type communications tower and associated improvements.

STATUS: The DRI public hearing will be opened by hearing officer for procedural purposes at Commission offices,10 a.m., 08/07/15.

Provincetown Municipal Airport Capital Improvements Plan

176 Race Point Road, Provincetown

DESCRIPTION: The project consists of 12 infrastructure elements to improve safety and security at the Airport, in keeping with FAA requirements.  DRI and hardship exemption approval is sought.

STATUS: The project application is being reviewed by Commission staff and when deemed complete, a substantive DRI/ HDEX hearing will be scheduled in Provincetown.

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