Regulatory Update, January 2017

ACTIVE PROJECTS

Convention Data Services

Technology Park Drive, Bourne

The project proposes to redevelop a site with a 27,210 sq ft building to serve as Convention Data Service’s new headquarters.  The project triggers mandatory DRI review.  Upon review of the applicant’s DRI scoping application, staff drafted a DRI Scoping decision recommending that the project not require further DRI review.  The CPR voted to recommend this scoping decision to the full Commission at its meeting on 9/29/16. The Commission approved the full DRI scoping decision at its 10/13/16 meeting.

Herring River Restoration Project

Towns of Wellfleet and Truro

The project proposes to restore habitat in and return tidal flow to the 1,100 acre Herring River estuary system.  The Secretary of EOEA issued a Certificate on the project’s Final Environmental Impact Report on 7/15/16; a hearing officer for the Commission opened the DRI hearing period for the project on 8/29/16. A DRI application for the project has not yet been received by the Commission and the DRI hearing period was extended.

Canal Unit 3 Generating Unit, NRG, Canal Plant

Tupper Road, Sandwich

The project proposes a new, fast-start, high efficiency back-up generating unit at the existing Canal plant.  The Secretary of EOEA issued a Certificate on the project’s Final Environmental Impact Report on 8/26/16; a hearing officer for the Commission opened the DRI hearing period for the project on 10/7/16.  The project is also subject to the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth’s Energy Facilities Siting Board. The project was approved at the Commission’s 12/01/16 meeting.

Cape Crossing Commercial Subdivision

Rte. 130, Sandwich (Forestdale)

The project is a commercial subdivision proposing 7 building lots on approximately 18 acres of land.  The Sandwich Building Commissioner referred the project to the Commission as a mandatory DRI on 9/9/16; a hearing officer for the Commission opened the DRI hearing period for the project on 8/29/16. The project was procedurally denied without prejudice on 12/15/16.

Cape Club Redevelopment (former Ballymeade Country Club)

Rte. 151, Falmouth

The project proposes redevelopment of a portion of the site with mixed use development (commercial accommodations and single family residential units). The town referred the project to the Commission as a mandatory DRI on 7/20/16; a hearing officer for the Commission opened the DRI hearing period for the project on 9/16/16. The application was withdrawn, and resubmitted. A hearing on the resubmitted application is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., 01/31/17 at Falmouth Public Library.

Old Falmouth Road Solar

Old Falmouth Road, Barnstable (Marstons Mills)

The project triggers mandatory DRI review, and proposes to redevelop a 37-acre site currently used for solid waste disposal and recycling with a ground mounted solar array.  The applicant has submitted a DRI scoping application requesting to limit the scope of RPP issue areas involved in further DRI review. The Commission approved the full DRI scoping decision at its meeting.11/10/16.

Greenside Office Park Redevelopment

10 Attucks Lane, Hyannis

The project proposes to redevelop a site currently used for trucking purposes with a two building office park. The applicant has submitted a DRI scoping application requesting to limit the scope of RPP issue areas involved in further DRI review for the project, which is under review by staff.

Mashpee CWMP

Town of Mashpee

The Secretary of EOEA issued a Certificate on the project’s Final Environmental Impact Report in late 2015; the Commission opened the DRI hearing period for the project on 7/14/15.  The DRI hearing period on the plan was extended to 05/18/17.

Villages at Barnstable Development Agreement

Communication Way, Hyannis

A minor modification was requested to the project’s Development Agreement approved by the Commission in 2011.  When the application is complete, the CPR will take up the request at a public meeting.  The project involves phased, age-restricted residential development. The modification request was approved by the Commission’s Committee on Planning and Regulation on 12/01/17.

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