Mashpee Town Meeting
Time & Location
About The Event
At the Mashpee Fall Town Meeting on October 21st, 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.
Articles 26, 27, & 28 on the warrant is a better Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) bylaw, which has been carefully crafted to allow more housing to be built for year-rounders without developing more land and overburdening our town.
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.
An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is more commonly referred to as an in-law suite, a garage apartment, or a carriage house. These units are part of the fabric of how Cape Cod was developed, but over time it's become more difficult to build an ADU than a to build a similar addition and rent the home seasonally. Articles 26, 27, & 28 makes the process easier, while keeping the same requirements in place.
We need your voice to ensure the bylaw has the necessary 2/3 majority support at Town Meeting. If you're a registered voter in Mashpee, all you have to do is show up and vote. *Note, this is a public meeting of town government, not a ticketed event. You DO NOT need to make any sort of reservation. However, filling out this form helps us gauge how many people we'll have supporting Articles 26, 27, & 28 and helps us keep in contact with you with reminders about Town Meeting.