Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center


The Town of Provincetown, Center for Coastal Studies, and NOAA’s Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary are working with Oudens Ello Architecture to develop a conceptual design for a proposed Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center in Provincetown.

The Center will feature interactive exhibits describing the Sanctuary’s wildlife, environmental resources, human uses and challenges, and will provide additional meeting space for town events. The facility will also make improvements to the adjacent transportation area and potentially open the area for public space and outdoor installations or exhibits.

In the coming months, the community will have a number of opportunities to provide input on the uses of the visitor center and master plan for the property.

The first of these is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28 from 11 am – 2 pm at the site of the new Visitor Center on Ryder Street Extension, adjacent to the Municipal Parking Lot.

The architects, along with representatives from SBNMS and the Town, will display design boards and other materials for review and comment. Community members are encouraged to share their feedback via a survey that will be available on the day and online. Attendees are asked to wear masks and follow social distancing regulations.

The project partners will also host a webinar for community members who are unable to attend the tabling event on 10/28, and are working with Provincetown TV to produce a PSA that will be available to watch and share throughout the public comment period, which extends through November 2020.

For additional information please contact Anne-Marie Runfola, NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Program Coordinator and Visitor Center Project Manager, at 781-546-6023, or Rich Delaney (President and CEO, CCS) at 508-487-3622 x111.

SBNMS Visitor Center Feasibility Study
Press Release: Provincetown Kicks Off Conceptual Design Phase for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center

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