The Enterprise
By Elizabeth Saito

In a deal brokered by The 300 Committee Land Trust, a 3.8-acre property with frontage on Bourne Pond in Waquoit will be jointly preserved for open space and affordable housing. This is the land trust’s third joint conservation and housing partnership, marking a growing desire to marry two goals so often pitted against each other: environmental protection and affordable housing.

The Falmouth Housing Trust will build six affordable single-family homes on the portion of the property that fronts 419 Waquoit Highway, while the remaining 2.7 wooded acres will be put under conservation restriction and managed by the state as part of the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

The 3.8 acre property at 419 Waquoit Highway is outlined in red. The dark green areas are conservation lands.