Community Preservation Act Overwhelmingly Passes in Boston, Pittsfield, & Springfield
On Election Day, a new wave of Massachusetts communities passed the Community Preservation Act (CPA), establishing new municipal funds for more affordable housing, better parks and playgrounds, and the preservation of historic buildings.
Working with MASSCreative, the arts and cultural communities in Boston, Springfield, and Pittsfield partnered with the housing and environmental sectors to pass the Community Preservation Act in their cities.
By generating funds for historic preservation projects, the Community Preservation Act will provide badly needed capital funds to repair and refurbish many of the Commonwealth’s cherished arts and cultural institutions that are housed in designated historic landmarks.
In addition to victories for Boston, Pittsfield, and Springfield, eight other cities and towns in Massachusetts voted to adopt the Community Preservation Act including Billerica, Chelsea, Holyoke, Hull, Norwood, Rockland, Watertown and Wrentham. These local victories bring the growing list of cities and towns in Massachusetts to have adopted CPA to 172.