The A.D. Makepeace Company takes a unique approach to real estate development. We purchased much of our land as many as 100 years ago, and it is important to us that the land be maintained, and the property developed, in a manner that is respectful of our natural resources. In many cases, we grow cranberries on contiguous property, and we are committed to development and agricultural practices that co-exist in harmony.

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Planning and Permitting

Over a century and a half, the A.D. Makepeace Company has accumulated some 14,000 acres in southeastern Massachusetts, making the company one of the largest private landowners in the state. The original intent for these acquisitions was to provide a buffer between agricultural uses, including water sources, and other uses. Modern zoning regulations have provided those protections by law.

As a result, the company has new options for the future of its excess landholdings, and has created development plans that use the property in unique, and always respectful, ways.

The company’s land use development permitting efforts are governed by two authorities: local building and zoning requirements, and the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), which evaluates development impacts of large-scale projects on traffic, natural resources, and historic and cultural resources.

Tihonet Mixed-Use Development

The A.D. Makepeace Company owns approximately 6,000 contiguous acres in the towns of Wareham, Plymouth, and Carver, and plans to advance some development in each of those communities. Because of the magnitude of the development and the planned 25-year buildout process, the company has been directed to engage in an extensive public outreach effort as each new phase of each project is introduced.

This unique approach to development assures continued public input and awareness, with public meetings held on a quarterly basis to provide plan updates and respond to questions.

All permitting activities for this project with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Unit are detailed at this link.

The A.D. Makepeace Company filed an Expanded Environmental Notification Form for PV and ES Projects on March 15, 2021. The document can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Expanded Environmental Notification Form

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