A recently published letter to the editor (October 1) claims that regarding the Mashpee Commons development, “every concern and every question has been...thoughtfully addressed.” But here is a list unaddressed questions, some of which have been asked of Mashpee Commons repeatedly:

1. Where is the Master Plan and the Regulating Plan for the proposed development?

2. What is the maximum height in feet of the proposed three-, four- and five-story buildings?

3. What is the actual number of affordable units to be built? A vague “at least” 10 percent is not a number. Will they be built before market housing?

4. Will there be much-needed, deed-restricted, workforce/middle-income housing in addition to the affordable units? How many? Will they be built before market housing?

5. Where is the fiscal impact study showing the tax benefit (or tax burden) of the development to Mashpee?

6. Where is the Environmental Impact Report?

7. Why is the traffic study not covering the entire development? The scope of study is smaller than was required for South Cape Plaza (Roche Bros.), a much smaller project?

8. Where are the missing pieces of the Development Agreement application? Why has Mashpee Commons not paid the application fee?

But the most important question to me is: Will Mashpee Commons LP answer, or will they continue to rely on others to answer for them?

Catherine F. Gallagher

Florence Avenue


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