50 new units of critical affordable housing immediately adjacent to Provincetown center that are benefiting from $11.7 million in funding from TCB's Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) grant.
Province Landing is the result of years of effort and resources by the Town of Provincetown to make it a more affordable community for those who call it home. A strong resort destination in Massachusetts, Provincetown faces a serious lack of safe, attractive, year-round affordable housing. Province Landing addresses this demand for affordable housing and will be a catalyst for a broader improvement plan for the site’s immediate area, transforming an eyesore into a strong community asset.
In 2009, The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB) was selected by the Town of Provincetown to undertake the development of the 50-unit mixed-income development at 90 Shank Painter Road, a vacant 2.57 acre site currently owned by the Town of Provincetown. The new development consists of six newly constructed, Cape Cod style buildings connected by private walkways and driveway on a vacant 2½ acre site. Our development project consists of 25 one-bedroom, 21 two-bedroom, and 4 three-bedroom units. The development also includes approximately 2,500 square feet of community space.
The proposed income mix creates housing that will be accessible to a broad range of incomes. Of the 50 units in the proposal, we have designated five units for residents earning under 30% of area median income (AMI), 36 units for those between 31% and 60% of AMI, and nine unitsfor those between 61% and 80% of AMI.
This project addresses a growing need for housing that is accessible to both financially challenged and physically disabled households. The growing need for housing those with long-term illnesses (such as war veterans, cancer, AIDS) is of particular concern in Provincetown. Province Landing sets aside three units for this population.
The design approach for Province Landing uses "cluster development" principles. The compact site contains a high density of units per acre and takes advantage of existing community resources, including full utility infrastructure along Shank Painter Road, access to adjacent commercial uses and direct access to Route 6. The relatively small parcel also offers an opportunity to create a very efficient master plan in which on-site elements such as parking, trash handling, common spaces, sheltered bike racks, and pedestrian walkways are sensibly placed and well-organized. Given its immediate adjacency to Provincetown center, this design approach compliments the densely populated street grid at the town center while maintaining the unique open and recreational spaces that surround the town center.