Bourne’s Downtown

With views of the Cape Cod Canal and access to major highways without going over the bridges, Bourne’s Downtown is being developed as a mixed-use economic and growth center.

Bourne Development Campus

The BFDC is developing plans to create a green technology campus for green technology companies.

The BFDC

The Bourne Financial Development Corporation BFDC) is an independent, non-profit economic development organization focused on the revitalization and redevelopment of Bourne’s Downtown.

To promote the common good and general welfare of the town of Bourne and to improve the living standards of its citizens by fostering the improvement and development of employment and educational opportunities.

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From The Blog

Town Commits to Wastewater Treatment Capacity Expansion

  At the May Town Meeting, Bourne residents voted to appropriate funds to support continuing design and permitting for a new wastewater treatment plant that will expand management capacity for Bourne’s Downtown. The vote of 264 to 14, clearly more than the required 2/3, signaled the commitment to continuing the steps necessary to support downtown revitalization. The plant is...

Town Meeting Votes Funds to Complete Park

May 2, 2017: In an overwhelmingly positive show of support for completing the Buzzards Bay Park, Bourne residents voted 171 to 9 to appropriate the $1,015,000 needed to add the features and amenities that Town residents asked for in a survey when the park restoration project began. The appropriation was supported by the Town’s Community Preservation Committee, the Open...

Downtown Hotel Plans Move Forward

New Buzzards Bay Hotel Gets Waiver From Dimension Regulations By MICHAEL J. RAUSCH, BOURNE ENTERPRISE  Plans to bring a new Hampton Inn to Buzzards Bay have taken another step forward. The Bourne Planning Board approved a site plan review/special permit for the new hotel during its meeting Thursday evening, March 23. The hotel is the first piece of a...

Ribbon-cutting Celebrates New Major Development

The first project in Bourne’s Downtown Growth Incentive Zone was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in July. Keystone Place at Buzzards Bay, a senior living community, was ready for residents about 15 months after a February 2014 ground breaking. The four-story building includes 106 market‐rate residential units: 31 for independent living, 55 for assisted living and 20 for memory...

Town Votes to Join MBTA, Extending Commuter Rail to Bourne’s Downtown

In May 2015, Bourne residents voted with a significant margin to join the MBTA. The vote came after more than a year of study by Town leaders (see below) and followed one of the MBTA’s worst performance seasons. In April 2016, MBTA leaders conducted a public forum in Bourne to introduce the concept of a “Pilot Feeder Service,” a...

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