On Tuesday, June 22nd, the Town welcomed Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy, who was joined by State Senator Julian Cyr and State Representative Kip A. Diggs, Town Council President Matthew Levesque, Town Manager Mark Ells, Assistant Planning & Development Director Kate Maldonado, Planning and Economic Development Coordinator Gloria McPherson, Housing Assistance Corporation CEO Alisa Magnotta, local business owners, and others involved in the downtown development, to celebrate and showcase significant achievements in housing production and economic development in Hyannis.

This event was coordinated by, Rob Brennan, local developer and owner of CapeBuilt, who commenced the tour with a site visit to Sea Captains Row at Pleasant Street where Phase 1, comprised of 46 rental apartments that are being financed by MassDevelopment, is currently being constructed.

A quick stroll of downtown, presented by Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District Executive Director Elizabeth Wurfbain, offered a visit to key downtown sites and discussion of and gratitude for support and initiatives afforded by the Baker-Polito Administration that have allowed the Town to implement positive changes along Main Street as well as the Town’s Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) District.

The tour culminated with a ribbon cutting to celebrate the recently completed mixed-use development located at 255 Main Street which received funding through MassWorks. The Town is excited to share that both Sea Captains Row and 255 Main Street bring affordable housing in addition to market rate housing to the greater downtown area.