The Cannery Wharf Park Development Project
The Town of Provincetown is now home to the new Cannery Wharf Park. Since 2019, the Provincetown Recreation Commission and the Cannery Park Working Group have been working diligently to turn a formerly owned parking lot into a space that can be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Design firm Weston & Sampson, hired in 2021 took on the project and with a robust community planning process created the preferred concept plan for the space.
The purpose of this website is to inform the public for this project that will be going before Town Meeting on April 4th, 2022, to secure the funding necessary to complete Phase Two: Final Design and Construction Phase Services.
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- Executive Summary of Project
- Current Conditions
- Project Goals & Objectives
- Budget Summary
- Preliminary Park Design
- History of the Site
- Frequently Asked Questions
The current conditions of this park lack to address the following:
-Urban Heat Island Effect
-Safety Site Concerns ; such as bulkhead stability
-No Public Restroom (Portable Toilets are present April thru October)
Our primary goal was to create a “passive” park to provide, respite from the hustle and bustle of Commercial Street, a place for people, residents and visitors alike, to relax and enjoy the spectacular harbor view year round. Additional goals and objectives included:
The name of the park, Cannery Wharf is not coincidental. This site has an extensive history linked to it. It is is the goal of the preferred concept plan to incorporate the history throughout the site in a way that the site can be acknowledged for what it provided to Provincetown over the years.
The timeline seen below allows for one to get a general idea of what took place at the site ,Cannery Wharf Park, from 1848 until the present.
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Where is the park located?
Located in the East End of Provincetown, the address of the park is 387 Commercial Street Provincetown MA, 02657
What does the $1.8 million price tag cover?
Consultant has estimated that $1.8 million will be needed to complete Phase Two, which would entail final design, bid document preparation, contractor selection, and construction. Please see budget summary for more itemized costs of construction.
When does construction begin and end?
If funds are secured at the Spring 2022 Town Meeting, and then begin final design and preparation of the bid documents with Weston & Sampson in Fall of 2022. It is possible that towns could publicly bid on the park project in early 2023 and construction could begin in Summer of 2023 with completion in Fall 2024 or Spring of 2025.
Are there any grants or other sources of funding available to help offset the total cost?
Yes, Town Staff has applied for the Land Water Conservation Fund Grant. This is a reimbursement grant with the award being $750,000.00. The Town of Provincetown's application was submitted in late January and we hope to find out, if awarded to us, before town meeting.
What happens if the project is not approved on April 4th, 2022?
If the request for $1.8 million to complete Phase 2 of the Cannery Wharf Park Project is not approved, the project would ultimately come to a halt until further funding can be secured to move forward with phase 2. This would delay the project by 2-3 years.
How can the local community stay informed as the project progresses?
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