Motta Field Planning Project
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT at Special Town Meeting, October 23, 2023! The following article below was passed with no opposition.
At Special Town Meeting, the Town is seeking funding for the next phase of design and development of the creation of construction documents for Motta Field.
Article 4. Funding for Motta Field Design Development & Construction Documents.
This article appropriates $250,000 to cover the next phase of design and development costs for Motta Field, including the creation of construction documents. This will provide necessary details and a more specific cost estimate that will inform our funding ask for the reconstruction of Motta Field at 2024 Annual Town Meeting.
The Provincetown 2022 Annual Town Meeting approved $100,000.00 from Community Preservation funds to complete a master plan for the future of Motta Field. A working group comprised of members from the Recreation Commission, Board of Health, School Committee, Selectboard, and four abutters were formed to initiate the planning process. The Master Plan has been completed as of July 1, 2023, and outlines the eight-month community planning process. The community planning process consisted of public engagement that defined the preferred design, which has been recommended to the town as part of the master plan. The preferred plan reflects the community goals as set forth in this process which are: providing accessibility, connectivity, providing multigenerational active and passive recreation for all, while providing flexible space that can host community events.
One of the goals for this project was to line up the Motta Field updates with the sewer expansion project. Aligning both projects could result in the Town of Provincetown saving a significant amount of money and time. However, to have the best success of aligning the projects, this final design work must be initiated as soon as possible.
- MOTTA FIELD MASTER PLAN
- Preferred Concept Plan
- DEsign Process & Goals
- How the Project got Started
- History of Motta Field
- Schedule Of Events
- Stay Connected
Preferred Concept Plan:
Through a series of Community Engagements Weston & Sampson has created the following preferred concept plan for Motta Field.
Beginning in November of 2022 the Motta Field Working Group and Weston & Sampson began a seven month community input process. The first event where the community became engaged was a "Park Day". Residents and visitors alike gathered at Motta Field and provided feedback on existing conditions and what they would love to see be added to the park. Other opportunities where the community provided input was at a series of open houses, community meetings, and an ongoing public survey available online as well as in person. With each and every community engagement event and input from the Motta Field Working Group, Weston and Sampson used feedback to create the "Preferred Concept Plan."
The preferred concept plan was then presented to the public on May 3rd, 2023 at Provincetown Town Hall. The slideshow presented can be seen here: Motta Field Community Meeting 3 or to watch the meeting in full please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCUluVqPSKg
Design Process & Goals
As outlined in page 18 of the Motta Field Field Master Plan the design process began with having goals defined for Motta Field.
The Motta Field Working Group worked together to outline the importance of Motta Field and what objectives needed to be met while designing this park. The working group came up with the following goals/objectives:
• Accessible with improved connectivity
• Sustainable and protective of existing
• Year-Round Opportunities
• Respects Past and Looks to the Future
• Host Events and Tournaments
• Improve Relationship to Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
• Multi-generational Uses and Adaptability
From there Weston & Sampson conducted a series of site visits and community input events where they could gather all the information needed to further design the park. " Based on the outcomes of the public engagement process, the online survey, and frequent Working Group meetings, a range of possible programming scenarios and options for improvements at Motta Field were outlined and used to create three alternative layouts." Through further community engagement, a final image of the park took shape and emerged, incorporating feedback from all stakeholders. This image is known as the "preferred concept plan."
During the 2021 Spring Town Meeting of Provincetown, members of the community voted to pass Article 9 Part 3 Section E Open Space/Recreation $100,000 for a Master Plan for Motta Field.
From there, the Recreation Commission, alongside Town Staff, decided to form a Working Group consisting of well versed members from Provincetown . The members and whom they represent are as follows:
- Thaddeus Soule- Town Planner
- John Golden- Select Board Member
- Elizabeth Lovati- School Committee
- Robert Enos- Recreation Commission
- Brandon Quesnell- Recreation Commission
- Chris Hartley- Board of Health
- Robert Compton- Abutter- Seashore Pointe Representative
- Andrew Sessa- Abutter
- Tracy Kachtick-Anders- Abutter
- David Badash- Abutter