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HEARING NOTICE: West Harwich District of Critical Planning Concern

West Harwich District of Critical Planning Concern (DCPC)

Implementing Regulations

The Cape Cod Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. to consider, pursuant to Sections 10 and 11 of the Cape Cod Commission Act, whether the proposed Implementing Regulations for the West Harwich District of Critical Planning Concern (DCPC) conform to the guidelines set out for the West Harwich Special District established within Barnstable County ordinance 19-18 adopted on December 4, 2019. This notice is being published as required by Section 5 of the Cape Cod Commission Act.

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s Executive Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting law dated March 12, 2020, the Cape Cod Commission will hold this hearing by virtual means. The virtual hearing may be accessed in one of two ways: 

Members of the public can access the meeting by going to and clicking on “Join Virtual Meeting”; or by calling (929) 205-6099 and entering meeting ID 968 0382 0087

The district consists of approximately 43 acres of land located entirely within the Town of Harwich, Village of West Harwich, and contains those parcels in the existing Commercial Highway (CH-1) zoning district with frontage along State Highway/Route 28 from the Dennis/Harwich town line (Division Street) to just west of the Herring River, with the exception of certain portions of parcels located at 93 Route 28, 97 Route 28, and 156 Riverside Drive that fall outside of said CH-1 district. 

Anyone wishing to testify orally will be welcome to do so.  Written comments may also be submitted prior to the hearing by electronic mail to  The proposed implementing regulations, DCPC ordinance and other relevant documents can be accessed at


Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Please contact the Cape Cod Commission at (508)362-3828 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting; for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) dial 711.

Caso estas informações sejam necessárias em outro idioma, por favor, contate o Coordenador de Título VI pelo telefone (508)744-1299 or Para serviços de retransmissão de telecomunicações, disque 711.


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