950 Falmouth Road

A rendering of the proposed development at 950 Falmouth Road in Mashpee.

Revised plans for a 69-bedroom affordable housing project slated for 950 Falmouth Road received the unanimous approval of the Mashpee selectmen on Monday, November 4.

To be built on town-owned parcels totaling about 13 acres, the development will provide affordable housing in the form of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

The project was granted to the Preservation of Affordable Housing, a national company, in May with the contingency that the company redesign the exterior of the structure, which some of the selectmen initially did not like.

“The second drawings, in my opinion, are much nicer the first,” selectman Thomas F. O’Hara said on Monday. “It fits in with the Cape Cod style.”

The Housing Assistance Corporation, a non-profit agency on Cape Cod, is partnering on the project with Preservation.

The construction of the three-building development will be concentrated on one of the three parcels comprising the 13 acres.

The 39 units come with a variety of income restrictions.

Of the 13 one bedroom units, 11 will be available to individuals making between 50 and 60 percent of the average median income, while two will be available to those making less than 30 percent.

With a total of 22 two-bedroom apartments, 19 will be available for those making between 50 and 70 percent of the average median income, and two will be available for those making less than 30 percent of the medium income.

The housing development will include four three-bedroom units, one of which will meet American Disability Act compliances. Two of the three-bedroom units will be available for families making between 50 and 70 percent of the average median income, with the other two available for families making less than 30 percent.

In Mashpee, there are 2,485 low-income families, or about 40 percent of Mashpee’s population, making less than 80 percent of the median income, according to minutes from a March 4 meeting of the Mashpee Affordable Housing Trust.

The development will also include a large community room with a group accessible kitchen. Solar panels will likely be installed on the two of the three buildings, which are oriented in a direction conducive to solar energy.

Chimney elements will screen vents popping up from the roof from view.

Further amenities such as outdoor play areas may be added as the project advances further.

The developers for the project have committed to working with the town to treat wastewater, likely using Innovative Alternative septic systems, to achieve a high level of nitrogen mitigation, town planner Evan R. Lehrer said.

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