As “New Urbanist” subdivisions go, Old Ann Page Way does pretty well in creating the feeling of a small neighborhood that’s grown up over time. But all is artifice. Its 18 rental homes (in one-, two- and three-unit buildings) and 10 non-residential artist studios were constructed in one fell swoop from 2002 to 2003 by Community Housing Resource Inc., headed by Edward “Ted” Malone, on the site of the A&P, 32 Conwell. Subtle homage was paid in naming the private circle after A&P’s Ann Page house brand. Malone worked with Jessica Snare of Spring Hill Design and East Cape Engineering. His financing sources included the federal low-income housing tax credit, which ensures that homes are permanently affordable to year-round residents whose incomes are less than 60 percent of the Barnstable County area median.
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