East Harwich had become one of the strongest regional commercial centers on the Cape. Yet, the land use controls were not creating the quality of development desired, traffic congestion was increasing, and the impacts on groundwater were threatening the coastal environment. The town turned to Harriman to create a vision and implementation plan to better manage growth a for this fast-growing commercial center. The plan, directed by extensive public input, was designed to create a future Cape Cod village based on well-founded land use principles. The plan was completed working with a coalition of neighborhood activists, the Cape Cod Commission, and the Association for the Preservation of Cape Cod.