For Immediate Release - April 04, 2014

Secretary Bialecki Leads Cape Cod Workforce Housing Roundtable, Participates In Walking Tour Of Downtown Hyannis

HYANNIS – Wednesday, April 2, 2014 – Housing and Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki today hosted a roundtable discussion with business and civic leaders, real estate developers and public officials to discuss the steps state and local leaders can take to identify and develop the housing that Cape Cod needs to support its workforce and economy.

 

“Creating and maintaining a strong workforce in our local communities requires a good supply of market-rate, multi-family housing that is accessible and attractive to our young individuals and families,” said Secretary Bialecki. “By supporting these types of multi-family options, we are encouraging the kind of live, work and play neighborhoods that are essential to ensuring a strong workforce and a healthy year-round economic future for Cape Cod.”

 

The roundtable also featured discussion on how municipal leaders and the business community can make their communities more attractive for reasonably priced multi-family housing to support a successful and sustainable year-round economy.

 

Prior to the roundtable, Secretary Bialecki met with developers at StoneRidge Crossing to discuss the mixed-use building, which has 16 residential condos and five retail stores. Built in 2007, this development is a great example of a well-located, mixed-use building in downtown Hyannis.

 

Following the visit to StoneRidge Crossing, Secretary Bialecki participated in a brief walking tour of downtown Hyannis.

 

In an effort to address the housing needs in the Cape Cod community, the 2013 MassWorks grant awarded $901,250 to the Market Street Extension in Mashpee. This project will extend Market Street from its current end in Mashpee Commons, southward to Job’s Fishing Road, allowing for the development of residential and mixed-use buildings on either side. Part of a permitted 382 unit 40B development, this first phase will include 53 units and approximately 12,000 square feet of retail.

 

To learn more about the Administration’s “Planning Ahead for Growth” strategy, click here.

 

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