Town Projects Updates

Harbor Hill


Project Description: The creation of market rate rental housing for year round residents within the Town of Provincetown: 4 buildings with 28 Units

Budget: On February 6, 2017, the Town of Provincetown voted to spend up to $10,700,000 to purchase and renovate 26 units of housing at Harbor Hill.
On September 4, 2018, The Town acquired title to the property for $8,101,620.00
On October 3, 2018 a $250,000 State Grant was received to create two (2) additional ADA Compliant Units (bringing the total number of units available from 26 to 28)

Last Step: Certificates of occupancy for Building 5 were issued mid-May 2019 with lease agreements for two of the six units. The construction contract award for the renovation project was awarded by the Trust on March 14th, with NEI General Contracting as receiving the bid. The June 24th Special Town Meeting approved $492,000 in additional funding for the Year Round Market Rate Rental Trust which allowed the construction contract to move forward. The lottery for the Round 2 applications, submitted by May 23, 2019, was conducted on June 20, 2019.

Next Step: There continues a rent-up of the units in Building 5 and offering of additional units in other buildings when they become available.  Rolling applications are now being accepted.  Building permit applications have been submitted, with construction expected to begin in July. Work under this contract is anticipated to take six (6) months.

Contact: Michelle Jarusiewicz 508‐487‐7087 mjarusiewicz@provincetown‐ma.gov    harbor hill

Town Wide Goal: Housing 

Strategic Plan Objective: Increase Community Housing availability

VFW & Current Police Station


Project Description: Property initially purchased for a shared space with the intent to relocate the Police
Station and for Affordable Housing. With the proposed location of the Police Station across the street, it
will now be dedicated to community and affordable housing.

Budget: In October of 2013, the Town of Provincetown approved the acquisition of the VFW site. On
April 2, 2018, the Town of Provincetown approved $75,000 to hire development consultants.

Last Step: A Request for Proposals for consultants was issued by the Town to conduct the pre-development evaluation, including financial options and the community engagement process, for both the VFW site and the current police station site on Shank Painter Road. The contract was awarded to JM Goldson on April 2nd. Their focus is to assist with financing and development opportunities in preparation for the issuance of an RFP for site development through a robust community engagement process.  The first public forum was conducted on June 19th at Town Hall will approximately 33 people in attendance.

Next Step: Outreach based on the materials from the initial forum will be conducted in July. The second public forum is scheduled for September 17th, with a third forum to be scheduled later this fall (date to be announced).  Additional details are on the Town of Provincetown website.

VFW building

Contact: Michelle Jarusiewicz 508‐487‐7087 mjarusiewicz@provincetown‐ma.gov

Town Wide Goal: Housing 

Strategic Plan Objective: Increase Community Housing availability


Commercial Street Porous Pavement Project (Phase IV)


Project Description: Phase IV Reconstruction of Commercial Street using Porous Pavement from Allerton
Street to Howland Street. Phases I‐III has been completed from Howland Street to Winthrop Street.

Budget: On April 2, 2018, the Town of Provincetown authorized the expenditure of up to $1,075,000 for Phase
IV of the Roadway Reconstruction Project. These funds are to be used as a match for the USDA Grant of
$2,075,000 awarded on July 16, 2018

Last Act: Construction crews continued working on road reconstruction within the Phase IV area. The engineering team worked on the design of Phase V, which is from the Provincetown Rotary to the West End Parking Lot.. 

Next Act: Construction has been substantially completed within the Phase IV area.  The contractor is working on the punch list of items remaining to finish the project. The design plans for Phase V are substantially completed as it relates to DEP’s 604(b) grant program. The Town will seek grant opportunities to fund this final phase of the Commercial Street reconstruction.


Commercial Street PavingContact: Rich Waldo rwaldo@provincetown‐ma.gov 508‐487‐7060

Goal: Built and Natural Environment 

Objective: Promote Policies and programs that protect and sustain the natural environment, and our community’s way of life

New Police Station


Project Description: Construction of a New Police Station at the corner of Jerome Smith and Shank
Painter Road

Budget: The Town of Provincetown approved an appropriation of $8,625,000 at the April 2017 Town Meeting.  

Last Step

-The lowest bid for the proposed Police Station, including hard and soft costs, came in at $12.5 million dollars.

-The Town needed to obtain an additional $3.9 million in supplemental funding for the construction of the new station

-On April 1st at the Annual Town Meeting, the request for supplemental funding failed

-On June 18th, the Special Town Election, the request for supplemental funding failed 

Next Step: The Select Board will consider the options moving forward.

Current Police StationContact: Rich Waldo rwaldo@provincetown‐ma.gov 508‐487‐7060

Goal: Built and Natural Environment 

Objective: Promote Policies and programs that protect and sustain
the natural environment, and our community’s way of life

Sewer Expansion


Project Description: Expansion of the existing sewer system

Budget: $6,000,000

Last Step: The Town continues to wait for a response from USDA on the Grant/Loan application. Phone conversations between Town Staff and representatives from USDA have indicated that Federal monies were significantly less than previous years, and the Rural Development office is waiting on additional funding allocations to occur sometime in August.  The USDA has expressed concerns that the pump station to serve the Police Station is no longer needed due to the Town voting down the project. The Town will be able to move forward with contract negotiations with AECOM to expand the wastewater treatment facility when it receives the award from USDA. 

Next Step: The sewer team provided a response to USDA regarding concerns with the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) and the Environmental Report (ER) submitted by the Town. The Town continues to wait for USDA to perform a nationwide poll of un-used Federal funding. This poll will likely occur in August, and will determine if USDA will be able to fulfill the Town’s grant/loan funding request.

Sewer Facility Inside PipesContact: Rich Waldo rwaldo@provincetown‐ma.gov 508‐487‐7060

Goal: Built and the Environment 

Objective: Continue conversations across relevant Boards and Departments regarding research on expanding municipal sewer system and partnering with Truro to address infrastructure issues such as bicycle and wastewater

Marina Reconstruction Project (Wave Attenuator)


Project Description: Replacement of floating dock main sections and mitigate storm damage with a 600’ wave
attenuator on the East side of the Harbor (Picture above is a digital representation of the project).

Budget: The Town of Provincetown voted at STM 2013, Article 11 to appropriate $250,000 for design services to repair the floating docks.

In 2015, the Town approved CIP article 18-11 for $4.9 million for the reconstruction of the docks including wave attenuation.  All permits are now in place.

On September 26th,2018, FEMA awarded Provincetown a $3.4 million-dollar grant for the project.  Town funds will be used for the federal grant match.  The project went out to bid on January 11th, bid awarded on February 26th, and a contract executed with the Town on March 6th.

Last Act: On April 18th, a pre-construction meeting was held with the contractor, ACK Marine, engineers from GEI and the DPW, members of Pier Corp and Harbor Committee, Harbormaster, Facility Manager, and Conservation Agent. This meeting reviewed scheduling, site conditions, coordination with other tenants and activities, and FEMA requirements. The floats for the project have been ordered. On site activity is scheduled to start after September 1st and to avoid the busiest part of the season.

Next Act: The lead time for fabrication of the floats is about 80 days. During that time period, the Town will receive progress reports and photographic evidence of the construction of the floats from the contractor as they are built in Norfolk, Virginia.

View of MarinaContact: Rex McKinsey rmckinsey@provincetown‐ma.gov (508) 487‐7030

Goal: Built and Natural Environment 

Objective: Implement the recently adopted Harbor Plan.  

Local Comprehensive Plan (LCP)


Project Description: A Local Comprehensive Plan (LCP) is a guideline for what the
community looks like now, where the community is headed, and where the community
wants to go over the next 10‐20 years

Budget: N/A-Done with Planning Department staff and volunteer time

Last Step: Public outreach events hosted throughout Town to receive public input on Land Use and Community Character, Economic Development, Housing, Transportation, Inclusive Community, Open Space and Recreation, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure and Climate Adaptation

Next Step: Paper surveys were mailed to all registered voters and second home owners in Town.  Drafting of the plan continues, and the responses to the survey will be incorporated prior to the release of a draft to the community.

LCP logoContact: Jeffrey Ribeiro jribeiro@provincetown‐ma.gov 508‐487‐7000

Goal: Built and Natural Environment 

Objective: Support efforts to bring forward a local
comprehensive plan for the use of all Town owned land

Provincetown 400


Project Description: Provincetown 400‐ The Commemoration of the Pilgrim’s First Landing, and the
signing of the Mayflower Compact

Budget: To be determined by the Provincetown 400 Task Force, Pilgrim Monument, and Provincetown Museum

Last Step: On May 4, 2019, Provincetown 400 hosted the 102 Mayflower Passenger Fundraising Dinner at the Crown and Anchor. These events will be used to fund Provincetown 400 activities, including bringing the Mayflower II into Provincetown Harbor in September of 2020. 

Next Step: Provincetown 400 continues to plan fundraising events, including a September 19, 2019 Jimmy Tingle Fundraising Show. These events will be used to fund Provincetown 400 activities, including bringing the Mayflower II into Provincetown Harbor in September of 2020.

View of the MoorsContact: Diana K. Batchelor
(DBatchelor@pilgrim‐monument.org) 508‐487‐1310, ext. 122

Goal: Economic Development 

Objective: Support efforts of Provincetown 2020 Celebration

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Updated July 2019