The Town of Provincetown was awarded a $395,500 grant as part of the Rural and Small Town Development Fund through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to help fund a project to replace and improve the aging water line that supports MacMillian Pier’s multiple commercial and tourism uses.
The MacMillian Pier is a major economic hub for the Town of Provincetown – housing ferries, excursion boats, fishing fleet, courtesy float, public restrooms, museum, residence, and shacks for local artists.
“MacMillan Pier is an iconic landmark in Provincetown,” said Town Manager Alex B. Morse. “The pier’s functionality is key to many businesses as well as our fishing and tourism economy, and this grant from the Commonwealth will support and offset some of the costs for the needed improvements to support this critical coastal infrastructure.”
While the Town still needs to secure additional funds for this work, the final water line project will replace older, aging infrastructure on MacMillan Pier and provide flow for new commercial uses, increased flow to larger users, extending the length of the season that water is available for the fishing fleet, providing reliability to year-round water uses, and allowing flow for safer maintenance and operations.
This grant was awarded through the Commonwealth's Community One Stop for Growth, a single application portal that provides a streamlined, collaborative review process of 12 state grant programs that fund economic development projects related to community capacity building, planning and zoning, site preparation, building construction and infrastructure.
More information on MacMillan Pier can be found at https://www.provincetown-ma.gov/79/Harbor-Pier