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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Provincetown Awarded $395,000 Grant from MassWorks

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The Town of Provincetown was awarded a $395,000 grant as part of the MassWorks Infrastructure Program for the design and construction of approximately 1,200 linear feet of public sidewalks to connect the new 3 Jerome Smith Road affordable housing project to the adjacent neighborhood, downtown employment center, schools, grocery stores, shops, and restaurants.  

3 Jerome Smith Road is a planned 65-unit new construction multifamily development in Provincetown. The Jerome Smith Road project will provide affordable, resilient housing and amenities tailored to the needs of residents of Provincetown. The development will be comprised of four 3-story buildings on a 1.8-acre site providing rental housing for households earning 30% of area median income (AMI), 60% AMI, “Workforce”/moderate-income households (80% AMI), and a handful of market rate units. The development provides urgently needed affordable rental housing in a location where year-round rental housing at all price ranges is under intense pressure from short-term rentals, remote workers, and seasonal owners.  

“The creation of 65 new affordable units is an exciting and necessary addition to our community,” said Town Manager Alex B. Morse. “This grant from the Commonwealth will help ensure that those living in these new homes have a safe and accessible connection to the surrounding streets and sidewalks and all that Provincetown has to offer.” 

The development will have 18 studio apartment units, 32 one-bedroom units, 10 two-bedroom units, and 5 three-bedroom units. Four of the units will be designated as Community Based Housing (CBH) units for persons with disabilities. 

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. 

MassWorks, one of the state’s largest competitive grant programs, offers cities and towns flexible capital funding to support and accelerate housing production and job growth. 

More information about the 3 Jerome Smith Road project can be found at https://jeromesmithengage.com/  

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