Mon, May 06|
Harwich Community Center
Harwich Town Meeting
Vote 'Yes' on Article 23 to allow the creation of more year-round housing in Harwich to meet our needs.
Time & Location
May 06, 2019, 7:00 PM
Harwich Community Center, 100 Oak St, Harwich, MA 02645, USA
About The Event
At the Harwich Town Meeting on May 6, the town will vote to make it easier for our young workforce and seniors to live in town by expanding the ability to create more year-round housing.
Article 23, which is a better Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) bylaw, has been carefully crafted to allow more housing to be built for year-rounders without developing more land and overburdening our town.
Harwich has a drastic shortage of 1-2 bedroom units that the backbone of our economy need in order to afford to live here. ADUs will increase the supply of available market rate units without developing more land, harming water quality, or ruining the character of our community.
At the same time, baby boomers are increasingly trying to age-in-place. Staying in the homes they’ve lived in for decades can be made easier by the addition of an ADU for them to house a CNA or relative to care for them, or just to rent to a young person who can keep an eye on them and supplement their retirement income.
View the Harwich Town Meeting Warrant.
Child care is available through the Harwich Community Center.