Provincetown Voters Approve $2M Land Purchase for Housing

Provincetown Town Hall.

PROVINCETOWN – Provincetown voters gave the go-ahead at town meeting this week for a $2 million land purchase for housing. 

The land parcels on Nelson Avenue off Race Point Road are planned to be utilized for 48 to 60 units.

Voters also approved an article creating a General Bylaw that prohibits short term rentals in dwelling units owned by a corporation, as well as another article that limits the number of rentals an owner may register to operate to two dwelling units.

“In recent years, Provincetown voters have been tremendously supportive of our housing efforts, and I want to thank residents for showing up in such large numbers for this Special Town Meeting,” said Select Board Chair David Abramson in a statement following the town meeting.

“While we know there is still much more work to be done to address our housing crisis, the results last night show Provincetown is committed to making progress however we can.”

The next phase of redesigns for Motta Field were also given the go-ahead.

The following is a brief overview of the 14 Town Warrant Articles passed at Special Town Meeting:

  • Article 1. Prior Year Bills.
  • Article 2. Establish a Provincetown Municipal Airport Enterprise Fund.
  • Article 3. Establish a Receipts Reserved for Appropriation Ambulance Fund.
  • Article 4. Funding for Motta Field Design Development & Construction Documents.
  • Article 5. Capital Funding for Transfer Station Trash Trailers.
  • Article 6. Eversource Easement for Transformer at Police Station on Jerome Smith Road.
  • Article 7. Capital Funding for 3 Jerome Smith Site Readiness and Preparation.
  • Article 8. Acquisition of 22, 22R and 24 Nelson Avenue for Future Community Housing Development.
  • Article 9. Declaration of Surplus of Property Located at 26 Shank Painter Road and 15 Browne Street.
  • Article 10. Article 10. Declaration of Surplus of Property Located at 288A Bradford Street.
  • Article 11. General Bylaw Amendment – Prohibitions Related To Short-Term Rental Of Residential Properties.
  • Article 12. General Bylaw Amendment – Prohibitions Related To Short-Term Rental Of Residential Properties – Additional Regulations.
  • Article 13. Zoning Bylaw Amendment – Ban on Fractional Ownership.
  • Article 14. Zoning Bylaw Amendment – Accessory Dwelling Units.
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