News and Updates

Project Updates

TCB has been meeting with the Community and Abutters of 3 Jerome Smith Road since February 2021. The team received positive feedback from the Selectboard and community, supporting the proposed design, program, and density as a critical step to helping address the housing crisis in Provincetown. At the initial Abutters Meeting held on Mar. 1, abutters were supportive of the project as well but raised concerns about a number of items including building height/density, the proposed on-site parking ratio, and buffering between the project and the abutting homes.

In response to abutter comments and concerns, TCB has revised our plans to help address some of the abutters concerns. The updated plan eliminates the one-way vehicular drive onto Captain Bertie’s Way and replaces it with a pedestrian path at that location. The updated plan also reorients the 2 buildings to improve buffering and adjacency with abutting properties, and creates 10 additional parking spaces on site. These changes address many of the concerns raised by abutters while still ensuring the project meets the larger community’s needs for affordable housing. This updated configuration was presented to abutters at the April 27 virtual meeting and again on July 21 to share the landscape and buffering plan. Additional details of the process and schedule can be found below, under Next Steps.

Updated Site Plan

Presentation from July 21, 2022 Community and Abutter Meeting:

Past and Future Milestones

FebruaryFeb. 28 – Presentation to Selectboard
MarchMar. 1 – 1st Abutters Meeting
Mar. 2 – 1st Community Meeting
AprilApr. 27 – 2nd Abutters Meeting
“Project Eligibility Letter” (PEL) application submission to State/DHCD for the start of the comprehensive permit process – submitted on May 5, 2022
The 30-day public comment period on comprehensive permit application – June 10, 2022
JulyJuly 21. – Community and Abutters Meeting to provide project updates and discuss landscape plan.
August – NovemberComprehensive permit submission to ZBA – August 15, 2022
ZBA Public Hearing zoning process underway through late summer and early fall
DecemberZBA final decision

Estimated (Best Case) Overall Project Schedule

2022Early 2022 – Initial community engagements/input Summer 2022 – Zoning process begins Fall 2022 – Applications for local funding sources
2023Early 2023 – Application for State funding Summer 2023 – Possible funding award
2024Early/Mid 2024 – Closing and Construction Start
2025/2026End of 2025 or early 2026 – Construction Completion; Lottery; and Lease-Up