PROVINCETOWN — According to documents filed with the town clerk, four abutters have sued to overturn the permit issued by the Provincetown Planning Board to Patrick Patrick for his worker dormitory project at 207 Route 6.
William Henchy of Orleans filed the complaint in Barnstable Superior Court on behalf of Julie Gray, Alison Gray, Jay Gurewitsch, and John Crowley. The complaint argues that Patrick’s company does not have access rights on Province Road. It also argues that the project does not conform to the height or dimensional requirements of the town’s zoning bylaw. The zoning board of appeals is not a defendant in the suit.
Patrick’s project was approved by unanimous votes of the select board in 2019, the zoning board of appeals in 2020, and the planning board in 2021. Before the suit was filed, Patrick had told the Independent he hoped to begin construction in the fall. Appeals of board decisions can take a year or more to resolve.
The project, which Patrick calls “The Barracks,” consists of 112 bunk beds in 28 dormitory-style rooms, with private bathrooms and a common kitchen and dining area. The dormitories are restricted as seasonal rentals, with shorter-term uses to be allowed by nonprofit organizations in the off season.
There are also 15 studio and one-bedroom apartments, and a two-bedroom manager’s unit. By covenant with the select board, the apartments can be year-round rentals only.
In addition to overturning the special permit, the complaint asks the court to issue a binding declaration regarding the legal status of Province Road, which is a private way. —Paul Benson