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What's New in Harwich and the Surrounding Area


By: William F. Galvin - Cape Cod Chronicle

HARWICH — The property owners who initiated a proposed change to the Industrial Light District along the west end of Queen Anne Road have now informed the town’s planning department they have no interest in pursuing the zoning change.

The request to change the zoning was made to Town Planner Charleen Greenhalgh last summer by Alan and Edward Hall. In a public hearing on the proposed zoning change before the planning board several weeks ago, Alan Hall said when the property was placed on the market as residential land, people assumed it was industrial land and had no interest in it. Their proposal to change the zoning met with opposition from neighbors.

“With the current COVID-19, and the lack of enthusiasm or interest for an Industrial Zone expansion from neighboring residents, Ed Hall and I have no interest in pursuing this change in zoning at this time on our two parcels,” Alan Hall stated in an email to the town planner’s office on April 12.

The following day, a day before the planning board was scheduled to conduct a continuance of the first public hearing, Greenhalgh received a second email from Alan Hall announcing that the owners will “move forward with a residential subdivision of some sort.”

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