Community Preservation Act

Vote Yes on Question 5

The Community Preservation Act Will Benefit the Arts & Cultural Community

This fall, MASSCreative is working to engage the arts and cultural community in passing the Community Preservation Act in Boston, Springfield, and Pittsfield on November 8.

By generating funds for historic preservation projects, The Community Preservation Act (CPA) will directly benefit the many cherished arts and cultural institutions that are housed in designated historic landmarks. By voting Yes on Question 5, Boston, Springfield, and Pittsfield voters can support CPA, a tool to build a more vibrant, healthy, and equitable Massachusetts by creating more affordable housing, building better parks and playgrounds, and preserving historic buildings.

Across Massachusetts, CPA-funded historic preservation projects linked to arts and cultural organizations have helped revitalize communities, repair facilities, and make the arts more widely available to all.

  • CPA funds were used to restore the interior of the theater at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, which has served the community for nearly 40 years.
  • CPA funds were used to restore murals depicting city life in Gloucester City Hall created under the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression.
  • CPA-funded redevelopment and preservation support the creative economy by putting artists to work, creating affordable living and studio space, and bolstering tourism and visitor spending.
    (Source: Community Preservation Coalition)

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