90 Shank Painter Road

90 Shank Painter Road, by David W. Dunlap (2013).

90 Shank Painter Road, by David W. Dunlap (2013).

Described by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership as the “largest complex of affordable rentals on the Outer Cape,” the $15 million Province Landing project opened in 2012 with 25 one-bedroom units, 21 two-bedroom units, and four three-bedroom units in six buildings. It’s managed by and was developed by the nonprofit Community Builders of Boston under contract with the town, and was designed by Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels for a 2.5-acre field acquired by the town in 2007. There were roughly seven applications for every unit at a 2012 lottery to determine eligibility. The project has had its problems, but when 350 families aspire to 50 units of housing, there is no denying the need.

More than 2,000 buildings and vessels are searchable on buildingprovincetown.com. The Building Provincetown book is available for purchase ($20) at Town Hall, Office of the Town Clerk, 260 Commercial Street, Provincetown 02657.

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