Town Council Moves Forward on Plan for Housing Behind the Police Station

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Over the past two decades, attempts have been made to bring more affordable housing to Falmouth. See our fact sheet here for more information and why this housing is needed.

To gauge developer interest and potential development types for the project site, the Council issued a broad request for qualifications (RFQ) which was released on March 20, 2023. They formed a working group to review three submissions from New Ventures/Avesta Housing, Scittery Woods Partners, and Westbrook Development Corporation/Habitat for Humanity. In reviewing the proposals, the group used the following criteria:

  • Affordability
  • Sustainable construction
  • Compatibility with existing zoning
  • Home ownership vs. rental opportunities
  • Project time frame

At a Town Council Workshop on October 11, 2023, the working group provided an update on the Woods Road site RFQ process and the responses received. They discussed the implications of moving forward with a development on this site and proposed several questions for the respondents to consider. A second workshop was held on November 27 to review and discuss the respondents' responses and to determine next steps. At that workshop, the Council expressed interest in refining the proposal from Scittery Woods Partners.

On Monday, February 12, beginning at 5:00pm, the Town Council held a workshop including an update on the status of a project to create a more affordable or workforce housing development at the Woods Road site behind the Police Station on Marshall Drive.

At the Town Council meeting at 7:00pm, that same evening, the Council took action to move the Woods Road Project forward. This meeting included a public comment opportunity. See agenda and video here. 

Public Input

The Town is interested in public feedback and is currently developing a process for additional public input as the project moves forward.  Email the Council here