Small Business and “Placemaking”

November 06, 2017    

Excerpt from Cape & Plymouth Business
By Jonathan Ford, P.E., Community Designer & Nate Kelly, AICP, Principal Planner

You’ve probably been hearing bits and pieces about new and expanding development across the region billed with some combination of the terms mixed use, walkability, Smart Growth, or perhaps village center. Hyannis is approving lots of new housing and reinstating its Growth Incentive Zone agreement with the Cape Cod Commission. Mashpee Commons is currently building and looking to expand with new zoning presented this October. The Pinehills community in Plymouth continues to grow, receiving accolades from residents, visitors, and numerous publications. The mixed-use development Cordage Park, also in Plymouth, is moving forward after many years of planning and permitting. Buzzards Bay is seeing investment along Main Street in its Growth Incentive Zone, and communities like Sandwich and Orleans are considering mixeduse development as a revitalization strategy.

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