Town of Yarmouth seeks public input on old drive-in site

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The Town of Yarmouth is seeking public input on the site of the old drive-in at 669 Route 28 in South Yarmouth. The town's seven-member Drive-In Site Utilization Committee is tasked with identifying and recommending possible uses for the site.  Those uses must also meet key objectives and goals for the town.

Yarmouth selectmen and the drive-in committee have crafted an online survey to gauge public opinion.

The survey has two parts, rating policy goals and potential uses. Under policy goals, participants are asked to rate seven categories by importance on a scale from one to four, one being not important and four being highly important. Participants are then asked to rate the three policy goals they see as most important. Such goals include direct tax benefit, energizing Route 28 and public access to water. They may also enter policy goals not included in the list.

Under potential uses,  participants are again asked to rate categories by importance on a scale from one to four. This category includes 11 possible uses including a marine education center, a performing arts center and multi-family housing. Again, participants are asked to choose the top three and add any ideas of their own.

The town put out the call for committee members last summer. The 22-acre site, which borders Parker's River, is sometimes used for seasonal events, according to the town.

The survey is available online here. Hard copies of the survey are also available at the town hall, the town senior center and the South Yarmouth, West Yarmouth and Yarmouth Port Libraries.

Completed surveys must be received by Tuesday, August 4, 2015.


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