Over 150 Massachusetts cities and towns have undertaken more than 8,000 CPA-funded projects since its inception.
Here are a just few examples from the nearby towns of Newburyport, West Newbury, Groveland, Georgetown, and Rowley. These 5 towns alone have completed more than 300 projects as a result of Community Preservation funding.
When the time came to expand and improve World War Memorial Stadium, Newburyport used CPA to bond $1.5 million. Since CPA funds cannot be used to pay for artificial turf, CPA money was used for the site work, and the turf was funded by other means. Read more
West Newbury appropriated CPA funds to replace the roof, replace HVAC, and renovate the interior of their public library.
Georgetown used CPA funds to rehabilitate one of their historic school buildings. This was a multi-phase project; a good example of how CPA provides a reliable funding source from year to year for multi-phase projects.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council awarded $140,000 in grant money to make important repairs to this beloved historic structure, but a 1:1 match was required. Newburyport's Community Preservation Committee approved a request for CPA funds, and they are well on the way to beginning repairs. Read more
Newburyport is using Community Preservation funds to build a new full-sized soccer field at Cherry Hill. Construction is underway.
Newburyport CPA funds helped protect from development 10 acres of land next to Maudslay State Park. CPA money was leveraged with other funding sources to conserve this important land on the banks of the Artichoke River.
Newburyport used CPA funds to beautify and protect the historic trees at Oak Hill.
West Newbury CPA funds were used to add three new bridges in the 68 acre Riverbend Conservation area. Page School students and the whole community now have better access to the trail network.
CPA funds allowed West Newbury to permanently protect 23 acres of ecologically sensitive land and create a greenway of nearly 100 acres of publicly-accessible nature preserve.
In 2014, 2015, and 2016, Groveland allocated CPA funding to the design and engineering of the future 3.5 mile Groveland Community Trail. This is a great example of how CPA funds can be used for the design phase of a project. In this case, Groveland was able to meet the required 25% design plan before submitting to MassDOT. This is also a great example of how CPA is a reliable source of funding for multi-phase projects.
When historic Bradstreet Farm came on the market, CPA funds came to the rescue, allowing the town of Rowley to make the purchase and saved the beloved farm from development. 103 acres were placed in permanent protection. Read more
Newburyport recently replaced and updated equipment at a neighborhood playground. CPA funds were used in addition to other funding sources.
Georgetown's Brocklebank historic museum honors Georgetown's past. The historical society requested funding from the Georgetown Community Preservation Committee, and was awarded $52,000 for restoration and rehabilitation.