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Response to Judgment from Blasch Case

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Date: January 5, 2010
Contact: George Price, Superintendent, 508-771-2144

Superintendent George Price stated today, “I am deeply disappointed that Cape Cod National Seashore received notice that the Massachusetts Land Court justice dismissed the Complaint of the USA v. Wellfleet Zoning Board of Appeals and Blasch Del Mar, LLC on December 28, 2009.”  The complex zoning case commenced on July 23, 2008. The case concerned the upholding of a building permit for demolition and construction of a new, replacement dwelling triple the size of the previous dwelling at 1440 Chequessett Neck Road in Wellfleet.  The Judge found that there was not a “particularized injury” and, accordingly, the USA lacked standing to appeal.

Price said National Park Service staff will review the particulars of Judge Trombly’s decision and consider next steps.

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Did You Know?

Herring River dike, Wellfleet

Cape Cod National Seashore includes over 2500 acres of historically diked salt marshes, 35% of the Massachusetts total, and including some of the biggest diked marshes in the Gulf of Maine. Work continues, in cooperation with other agencies and private groups, to restore these degraded estuaries.