367 Main Street - 3rd Floor, Hyannis , MA. 02601






Sea Street Background

Sea Street has provided a link from commercial activities on Main Street to the sea for centuries.  In 1893 the United State Geological Survey map shows a few buildings at the South Street end of Sea Street and a connection to what are now Sea Street and Keyes Beaches.  At the sea end of the street, the Old Colony Railroad tracks terminated in a one thousand foot wharf enabling freight and passengers to be off loaded and loaded – some bound for or coming from Nantucket, some for coastwise travel and some for other ports. 

Sea Street was also host to a large dairy farm in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.  The street hosts the 1800 Crocker house which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

About the Project:

The Growth Management Department and the Department of Public Works have initiated Sea Street visioning sessions to develop feasible and sensible improvements for this streetscape.   Recommendations and improvements are being developed through public meetings or visioning sessions with the neighborhood and interested stakeholders.

During the first Sea Street visioning session, meeting attendees described their neighborhood:


Connection to ocean | Connection to Kennedy compound | Multi-cultural | History and historic cemeteries | Family oriented | Captain’s homes | Large trees | B&B’s


Speeding | Not bike friendly | Not pedestrian friendly | Poor sidewalks | Poor street lighting

The neighbors also discussed opportunities for improvements:


Lighting | Bike network connection – Gosnold to Sea Street to Hyannis Port and beyond to connect south coast beaches | Benches | Visual appeal | Sidewalks | Bike racks | Traffic calming

Project Goals

Based on the results of this neighborhood assessment, goals for the streetscape were developed.  They are fairly simple:

Traffic calming measures; improved sidewalks on both sides of the street for its entire length; crosswalks: additional lighting at intersections and along the sidewalks for evening use; on road bike lanes; improved wayfinding signs and bike route signs; adding street trees wherever possible; improved visibility at intersections; handling stormwater in a sustainable way using the land fronting the cemetery.

Project Phasing

In February the first streetscape concept draft was presented to the neighbors at a public meeting held at HYCC.  Neighbors cheerfully drew on the plans to further refine the concept.

Our urban designer, Kate Kennen of Offshoots, Inc will rework the concepts for an early May meeting. Stakeholders and residents will again weigh in and a final concept will then be prepared to move on to the final design, funding and construction phases.

Project Team

JoAnne Miller Buntich, Director of the Growth Management Department, is the project manager and can be contacted at (508) 862-4735. Questions can also be directed to Steve Seymour, GMD Senior Engineer at (508) 862-4086 and Roger Parsons, Town Engineer at (508) 790-6400


Project Files

Concept Plan PDF

How to Get Involved

See what your neighbors are saying and share your ideas for improving Sea Street on Barnstable iForum.  Visit www.BarnstableiForum.com to join the conversation.





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367 Main Street - 3rd Floor
Hyannis , MA. 02601


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