In SAMPAN: Mayor Walsh recommends 40 projects, over $24 million for Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding


BOSTON – Tuesday, January 28, 2020 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the City’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC) yesterday recommended 40 projects, totaling more than $24 million, for inclusion in the next round for the Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding. The CPC held a public meeting yesterday to vote on the Mayor’s recommended slate of projects for funding. The projects will be submitted to the Boston City Council for approval with an anticipated vote from the Council in the coming weeks.
“We’re in the middle of a housing crisis that requires bold and creative solutions,” said Mayor Walsh. “I’m proud that through this new round of funding, we are dedicating the majority of this funding round to affordable housing projects. All of these proposals will support our community in countless ways. We look forward to continuing to use this revenue to build on our work related to affordable housing, historic preservation and open space.”
  • $150,000 to the Egleston Peace Park to renovate this heavily used community space for arts, passive use, and neighborhood events
  • $250,000 to Oasis @ Bartlett to create a new arts park for the community and for the residents of Bartlett Yard, a new affordable housing community near Nubian Square
  • $40,000 to the Shirley-Eustis House to restore the wood shingle roof of the 1806 Carriage House to enhance its functionality as an accessible space for education, programs, and community use at the Georgian house museum
  • $400,000 to the Nubian Gallery to restore the neo-Classical facade of the former Hamill Gallery on a surviving 19th-century commercial block in the Dudley Station Historic District
  • $250,000 to the Dr. Marie E. Zakrzewska Building to continue restoration of the historic windows, so that the Dimock Center can create a residential recovery program in the space for men with substance use disorder
  • $400,000 to the Eliot Congregational Church, built in 1873, to restore the facade and roof in preparation for reuse of the underutilized spaces as affordable housing and a commercial kitchen
  • $1,500,000 to the Fountain Hill development, creating 26 affordable homeownership opportunities in the Tommy’s Rock neighborhood
  • $750,000 to 2147 Washington Street in Nubian Square to contribute to the fund to build eight new affordable homeownership units for first-time homebuyers
  • $1,000,000 to the Madison Park Community Development Corporation to contribute to the fund to build 15 new affordable units for first-time homebuyers at 75-81 Dudley Street. The units are part of a 20-unit, 100 percent affordable project recently approved by the BPDA at this location
Read the entire article as it originally appeared in SAMPAN here.