Dennisport Village Zoning


For several years, Dennis residents rejected a proposed smart growth zoning by-law to increase the height of buildings in downtown Dennisport from 1 to 3 stories. Potential height, setback and density options were tested in 3D models to determine appropriate guidelines.

Photo-realistic visualizations and shadow studies were created utilizing a 3D digital model to help the community understand alternative density and design guideline options. The new village zoning by-law allowing 3 stories was overwhelmingly passed at town meeting; a great victory for compact, environmentally sensitive development. The project paved the way for other Cape towns to follow suit with new smart growth, form based zoning laws.


Planning, Public

Dennisport, Cape Cod Massachusetts

Completed in 2004
by Kate Kennen during a Whitlock Internship with the Association to Preserve Cape Cod

 Association to Preserve Cape Cod & Town of Dennis