Wellfleet Town Officials Discussing Long-Term Solution for Cahoon Hollow Beach Parking Lot

WELLFLEET –With Labor Day weekend here and thousands of people visiting Cape Cod, Wellfleet officials are determining what the long-term future is for the Cahoon Hollow Beach parking lot.

Last month, heavy rains caused a section of the 35-space parking lot to collapse, and swallowed an unoccupied car.

Since then, town officials have created a safe path for pedestrians who want to walk to the beach from the bluff, but that is only a short-term solution.

“The beachcomber remained open throughout the whole thing, it has parking behind it, the town parking lot in front is still closed to vehicle parking, however the comber is still running the free shuttle from White Crest for people who want to go to Cahoon Hollow,” said Wellfleet Beach Administrator Suzanne Thomas.

The Town has decided to wait until after the holiday weekend before they address what to do next with the parking lot.

“It’s going to be a slow process and no one has landed on anything except to stabilize as much as possible the parking lot and deal with storm water runoff,” said Thomas.

The biggest concern for the town is storm water runoff mitigation and a long-term solution calls for someone who specializes in it to come up with a recommendation and for the town to accept it and have it go out to bid, but that could take a year.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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