Success Stories



Northborough's Vacant Senior Center Becomes Housing For Senior Citizens
After a new senior center was built in Northborough, the previous building sat vacant. The Northborough Affordable Housing Corporation saw this vacancy as the perfect opportunity to invest CPA funds for affordable housing for the community’s senior citizens.
CPA funds Classic Art Restoration Projects across the Commonwealth
Gloucester, Royalston, Edgartown, Norfolk and Braintree are just some of the CPA communities using their CPA funds to rejuvenate and preserve municipal artworks.
A Local Farm, Open Space and History Preserved in Mendon
Pearson Farm in Mendon is preserved thanks to Chapter 61A and creative collaborative funding including the investment of CPA dollars.
CPA-funded Rolling Green Apartments project is “huge win” for Amherst
When financing restrictions ensuring the affordability of 41 units at the Rolling Green apartment complex in Amherst expired, residents of the complex began to worry. It turned out, with a unique and interesting idea, CPA was the answer!
With CPA, Lexington Restores the Historic Cary Building, Keeps 86-year Promise
In 1928, the people of Lexington made a promise to keep their brand new Cary Memorial Hall a vibrant and well-maintained centerpiece of their town. ecently, the town of Lexington made good on their 86-year pledge with the help of CPA.
CPA Enables Seekonk to Preserve Valuable Farmland with APRs
After passing CPA in the spring of 2009, the southern coast town of Seekonk did not waste any time putting their CPA dollars to good use.
Norfolk Aquires, Repurposes Dormant Farmland with Mixed-Use CPA Project
Thanks to CPA the land at the former Gump's Farm will become a multi-faceted public asset for local residents.
After 150 years, Concord's Town House Gets A Much Needed Restoration
In 2012, the Town of Concord began a two-year, CPA-funded project to restore their historic Town House. The Italianate style structure, located at 22 Monument Square, was built in 1851 in the midst of a thriving agriculture and urban market economy fueled by the expanse of railroads during that time period.
Patton Park Playground Revitalizes Youth Recreation in Hamilton
Hundreds of children on the North Shore are new beneficiaries of a state-of-the-art playground, partly funded by CPA revenue and situated along Route 1A in the Town of Hamilton.
Herring Run Park, Weymouth
In Weymouth, where there is now a new CPA-funded park, celebrating the herring migration and providing a place to help town residents and visitors appreciate them each spring.
Cable Mills Adaptive Reuse Project, Williamstown
A local paper describes the Cable Mills project as "a state model for how the Community Preservation Act can work," referring to the excellent combination of housing, walkways and historic preservation.
Lexington’s Douglas House for Brain-Injured Adults Exemplifies CPA Adaptive Reuse
Five years ago the town of Lexington launched an award-winning community preservation project that encapsulates three CPA pillars and continues to enhance the lives of individuals and the local community.