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Wed, Aug 07


Mashpee Town Hall - Waquoit Meeting Room

Mashpee Planning Board Workshop

Mashpee can create more year-round housing by supporting a better accessory dwelling bylaw.

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Mashpee Planning Board Workshop
Mashpee Planning Board Workshop

Time & Location

Aug 07, 2019, 6:00 PM

Mashpee Town Hall - Waquoit Meeting Room, 16 Great Neck Rd N, Mashpee, MA 02649, USA

About the event

This fall, the town is considering a way to make it easier for our young workforce and seniors to live in town by expanding the ability to create more year-round housing. But before voters can take it up at Fall Town Meeting, it has to go through several more steps.

On Wednesday, August 7th at 6pm, the Planning Board is holding a workshop on an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) bylaw. If crafted right, it will allow more housing to be built for year-rounders without developing more land and overburdening our town. We need your voice to ensure the bylaw is easy for homeowners to use.

Mashpee 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.

We also need people to attend the Mashpee Select Board meeting on Monday, August 19th at 6:30pm at Town Hall, where they'll decide what ultimately goes on the warrant.

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