Input Sought For Barnstable Action Plan

BARNSTABLE – A public meeting will be held by the Town of Barnstable’s Planning and Development Department on Wednesday in their conference room on Main Street in Hyannis.  it will start at 3 o’clock. 

The purpose is to receive input from citizens, community organizations, public agencies, and others, regarding the department’s Annual Action Plan, which addresses housing and development needs.

Those in attendance will be able to put forth suggestions about the distribution of funds from the Community Development Block Grant program which receives financing from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The estimate for this year’s amount is $283,000, which will increase if there is any carryover available. 

There is a five year plan that dictates that the areas eligible for backing are affordable housing, economic opportunities, downtown Hyannis neighborhood revitalization, as well as public improvements including facilities and services.  Information gathered will be taken into consideration for this year’s draft of the plan. 

Written comments from those unable to attend will be accepted on or before 2:30 pm on March 7th.  These can be submitted by email or the postal service.       

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