MOST RECENT UPDATE:
THE SUB-COMMITTEE VOTED 3-2 TO DENY THE PROJECT.
BUT NOW THE REMAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS MUST VOTE!!
But unfortunately there is more work to be done!! The Last Hearing Date was set for Dec 5th – But it appears that Lowe’s has again requested to post-pone this date until early January. Please continue to write letters and voice your opinions to the Cape Cod Commission – for addresses and other contact information for involved parties please click here.
The Cape is a unique 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.
Learn how a Lowe’s in Dennis could affect the:
ECONOMY – Lowe’s would eliminate more retail jobs than it would create, resulting in an overall net job loss and the jobs it would create will pay as much as 46% less than comparable, existing jobs per FXM Associates 2013. Lowes will likely drive Local Businesses, out-of-business.
TRAFFIC - Lowe’s cannot alleviate the huge increases in traffic they will create with road improvements, so they will pay a one-time fee instead (per Lowe’s plan). Residents and tourists will be burdened with much worse traffic congestion.
ENVIRONMENT - Lowe’s acknowledges it will exceed the nutrient loading standards established by the Cape Cod Commission for the Bass River Watershed, so they will pay a nominal annual fee instead (per Lowe’s plan). Taxpayers could ultimately bear the environmental and financial responsibility to rectify the situation.
COMMUNITY CHARACTER - Lowe’s plan calls for a 127,638 sq. ft. store – which is significantly larger than the Home Depot in Hyannis and over 3/4 the size of the Patriots Square Plaza. The size of this development is completely out of scale and character for Cape Cod.