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Presentation to the Dennis Economic Development Committee June 17, 2010

Presentation to the Dennis Economic Development Committee June 17, 2010

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    • Seasonal Resort Zoning Concept Presentation to Dennis Economic Development Committee
    • Dennis has a long history of hosting “tourist” camps
      • These “camps,” recreational vehicle parks and cottage colonies date back decades.
      • For the past 40 years the town has not promoted re-investment.
    • New Cottage Resorts Have Started to be Developed
      • Cottage communities are springing up on both coasts
      • Washington State communities have developed standards which promote investment
    • And these aren’t your grandfather’s RV’s anymore
      • Recreational “Vehicles” Parks have also changed dramatically in the past 40 years.
    • New cottages bring all the amenities
      • Providing opportunities for investment in existing properties can accommodate existing populations and promote the modern travelers needs
    • And the modern RV does the same
      • The modern RV is designed for comfort and to provide a traveler with desired amenities as well
    • After 37 years, perhaps a new approach is appropriate, one that seeks to reinvigorate these sites
    • Perhaps its time to recognize they are part of the community, and represent an economic opportunity for Dennis
    • Acceptance and establishing standards can bring value
      • Summer Village Westford MA – starting at $174,000
    • New Generation RV’s also have greater value than traditional “over the road models
    • Tourist accommodations come in all flavors
      • As we think about tourist accommodations we need to think about inclusion, not exclusion.
      • Inclusion is one of the precepts even in our earlier hotel zoning discussions.
    • In the end, we also need to remember our connection to the past, it is part of what Dennis is all about