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Interactive map launched to help Cape Cod Grow Smart

Article published in Cape Cod Times by Denise Coffey on May 9, 2022

Imagine having an interactive map that could show town officials, planners and developers where the best locations for building housing are on the Cape. That is what the Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod, and the Housing Assistance Corp. have put together after a two-year project.

Grow Smart Cape Cod’s interactive map highlights priority natural resource areas and priority areas for year-round moderate-density housing in each of the Cape’s 15 towns. The focus is not just on affordable housing, but housing that locals can afford, according to HAC Executive Director Alisa Magnotta.

At its core, the project emphasizes environmental protection, and seeks to efficiently use one dollar of investment in waste water infrastructure to solve an environmental problem as well as a public policy problem, APCC Executive Director Andrew Gottlieb said.

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