Day Two Focused Breakout Sessions

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10:45 AM CAPE VILLA 1 & 2 Leveraging Cape Cod’s Assets to Support the Economy: Housing Diversity, Social Responsibility, and Affordability

Communities across our region are planning for residential infill and redevelopment, and for investment in Activity Centers.  This session will provide attendees with insight on the value of compact and diverse housing, including neighborhood infill, modern apartment living, and creative ways to leverage our region’s character. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a discussion about the cost and challenges to reaching regional goals for housing diversity.

TONY GREEN | Managing Partner, the Pinehills, by New England Development
JOHN J. JUDGE  | President, Pinehills, LLC.
PHILLIPE JORDI  | Executive Director, Island Housing Trust, Vineyard Housing Trust
ALISA MAGNOTTA | Housing Assistance Corporation

10:45 AM CAPE VILLA 3 Taking Action: Implementing Regional Plans

The 2018 Regional Policy Plan provides the broad policy framework for balancing environmental protection and economic progress on Cape Cod.  It serves as the basis for development of issue-specific plans and projects, such as the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, Regional Transportation Plan, and Resilient Cape Cod projects, all of which have been completed in 2019.  Commission staff will discuss implementation of each of these plans and how we measure success moving forward.

CHLOE SCHAFER  | Acting Chief Planner, Cape Cod Commission
JEN CLINTON  | Special Projects Coordinator, Cape Cod Commission
STEVEN TUPPER  | Transportation Program Manager, Cape Cod Commission
HEATHER MCELROY | Natural Resources Manager, Cape Cod Commission
TIM PASAKARNIS  | Water Resources Analyst, Cape Cod Commission

10:45 AM PAVILION LIVING IN THE BLUE ECONOMY: PROGRESS TOWARDS THE VISION FOR THE CAPE

The Blue Economy balances our economic and environmental health, creates a new regional identity focused on pride in our water and coastal resources, and supports a sustainable year-round economy for its residents.  Learn about the Blue Economy and engage in a discussion about ongoing projects and initiatives that build upon the region’s important connection to the sea.

WENDY NORTHCROSS | CEO, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
LESLIE-ANN MCGEE | Program Manager, Cape Cod Blue Economy Project

2:15 PM CAPE VILLA 1 FRAMING THE FUTURE: CREATING VIBRANT CAPE COD COMMUNITIES

The 2018 Regional Policy Plan lays out a vision for Cape Cod as a “…region of vibrant, sustainable, and healthy communities, and protected natural and cultural resources” with context-sensitive development and redevelopment focused in centers of activity.  This session will highlight tools and planning efforts in towns across the Cape are utilizing to create and enhance vibrant communities in centers of activity and beyond. Session speakers will discuss community visioning, form-based code, Opportunity Zones, and Commission tools that can support town planning efforts and help realize the vision of the Regional Policy Plan.

RYAN BENNETT  | Town Planner, Town of Brewster
ELIZABETH JENKINS | Planning & Development, Town of Barnstable
EVAN LEHRER | Town Planner, Town of Mashpee

2:15 PM CAPE VILLA 2 WANT TO BE PART OF “EXPEDITION: bLUE!”?

Expedition: Blue! will create a network of interconnected permanent installations at sites that tell the story of the Cape region’s connection to the sea, our place in world ocean research and discovery, our fishing and aquaculture heritage, and our strong inventory of blue economy institutions and industries.  This workshop will provide information on the opportunity for communities to serve as a stop on the Expedition: Blue! network, share information on the expected design, look, and feel of the network, and engage participants in identifying potential sites and stories to share on the expedition.

LESLIE-ANN MCGEE | Program Manager, Cape Cod Blue Economy Project
BERT JACKSON | Director of Community Engagement, Cape Cod Blue Economy Project
CHRIS MUSKOPF | CambridgeSeven Associates

2:15 PM CAPE VILLA 3 COMMUNITY RESILIENCE BY DESIGN: A CONVERSATION WITH BUILDERS, DEVELOPERS, AND PLANNERS

Five Cape Cod communities and the Cape Cod Commission have been exploring ways to promote a diversity of housing types, supported by comfortable transitions in scale from large commercial areas to traditional single-family neighborhoods.  National trends show these are the places people want to live and yet it is extremely difficult to develop the housing and buildings that create these places on Cape Cod.  Join a conversation with local builders, developers, and planners about why it’s hard to build these desirable developments and the regulatory environment and tools needed to attract small scale, infill, and incremental development.