Development Process

The Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District is here to answer any questions you may have during the permitting and regulatory process.  Please give us a call at 508-775-7982. Elizabeth Jenkins,, Director of Economic Development for the Town of Barnstable, can help you get started. Below you will find information on:

  • Permitting
  • Zoning
  • Sale and Leasing


Before starting any business or construction work please:

Visit the Town of Barnstable Regulatory Services website


Stop into the Town of Barnstable’s Regulatory offices at 200 Main Street.  They are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Below is a list of items that will need town approval. This list is not necessarily complete list.  In order to register your business with the Town, please visit: You Wish to Open a Business

Before making any aesthetic changes to the outside of a building, including signage:

These are subject to Hyannis Main Street Waterfront Historic Commission review within the Historic District and the Design and Infrastructure Plan review if the project is outside of the Historic District.  This would include such items as painting, re-roofing, doors, or windows replacement, change in façade, signs, etc.

Outdoor Dining:

Construction – Rehab, redevelopment or new:

Applications may or may not require Site Plan Review, may or not require a Building Permit, may or may not require Hyannis Main Street Waterfront Historic Commission review.  If you speak with the staff at 200 Main Street they will assist you in determining all of the prerequisites that you must address in order to see your proposal to fruition.  The town staff always advise applicants to confirm project requirements first.


Main Street Hyannis is within the Hyannis Village Business Zone (HVB). (Hyannis Village Zoning Districts) The HVB district is designed for multi-use such as retail on the first floor and residential or office space on the second and third floors. There are exceptions to this, so one should check the zoning regulations carefully and check with the Building Commissioner’s office at 200 Main Street or 862.4038 early in your research.

The HVB district is one of 7 districts within the Growth Incentive Zone (GIZ)(Downtown Hyannis Zoning Map) , (see map.) The GIZ was designed for larger projects that would previously been referred to the Cape Cod Commission. That process is now in the hands of the Town Growth Management Department. You may call them for question at 508.862.4678.

All projects are subject to the Design and Infrastructure Plan (Design and Infrastructure Plan).

Sale and Lease Information

Danny Griffin Real Estate
Commercial Realty Advisors
Carey Commercial Real Estate
AMG  Realty, LLC
Weichert Realtors
TBX- The Business Exchange, LLC

Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District