first public hearing may 9th is cancelled – lowe’s has postponed the filing - click here for more information.
“ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF LOWE’S IN SOUTH DENNIS” BY FXM Associates, 2013
Your Opinion matters to the Cape Cod Commission. Your involvement is important.
The Cape is a unique, fragile landscape defined by its remarkable natural resources, renowned beaches, and quaint, picturesque villages. It is a respite from the fast-paced, over-commercialized communities in other parts of Massachusetts. Currently, the historical village of South Dennis and the surrounding areas are under pressure from the wrong kind of development.
Lowe’s Home Improvement, one of America’s largest corporate big-box stores, has applied to the Town of Dennis and the Cape Cod Commission to open a 127,000 square foot store on Route 134 in Dennis. The store would house 100,000 square feet of indoor retail space, a 27,000 square foot garden center and approximately 390 parking places. The building and garden center alone would have a footprint of nearly 3 ACRES, not including the parking lot. Although some people might welcome this kind of store in their area, research reveals that such a development often comes at a high cost to the local community – low-paying jobs, traffic congestion, loss of economic diversity and competition, and disruption of community character.
While Lowe’s may be acceptable in other regions, it is a threat to Cape Cod’s cultural legacy and economic diversity. Whether you are a resident, visitor or business owner, we encourage you to please explore our website to learn about the impact that a Lowe’s in South Dennis will have on your quality of life.
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