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Hyannis golf course development would become workforce housing

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In March 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was descending on the U.S., Wesley Finch and representatives of Lennar Multifamily Communities met in New York to discuss the potential sale of a portion of 35 Scudder Ave. in Hyannis.

Finch’s company, The Finch Group, had purchased the 54.5-acre property — which includes both the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis and the Twin Brooks Golf Course — in 2007 for $14,025,000, according to the town of Barnstable’s assessor database.

LMC, which advertises itself as the fourth largest apartment developer in the U.S., wanted to buy the 40-acre golf course portion of Finch’s property to transform it into an apartment complex.

An aerial view looks southeast across Twin Brooks Golf Course toward Hyannis Harbor. A 312-unit housing development has been proposed for 40 acres of the course.

Apartments described as workforce housing

Recent plans show the complex would feature studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments broken up into 13 three-story buildings clustered around surface parking lots. The complex would also include a recreational clubhouse featuring a fitness center and pool. Monthly rents are expected to range from the mid-$1,000s to the upper-$2,000s, according to LMC, which has billed the complex as sorely needed workforce housing for health care workers, first responders and hospitality staff.

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