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Legislative Initiatives

Preservation in the 21st century is not simply about saving and preserving historic buildings. It is about community character, quality of life, economic development, and the revitalization of our neighborhoods, town and city centers. Historic preservation affords the ability to rehabilitate and utilize existing structures while also reducing sprawl, increasing efficiency, and keeping our communities intact.

Preservation Massachusetts (PM) realizes that many of our members are looking at the numerous benefits that preservation affords. By forging vital links between preservation, development, businesses, and other professions, the opportunity for collaboration is ripe, and many have taken advantage of aligning with PM.

Much of our strength in reinforcing the economic message of preservation comes from the support and collaboration of our partner organizations, spanning the width and breadth of development, consulting, business, and banking fields. PM is proud to continue expanding its business relationships, as well as the impact of historic preservation well into the 21st century.



From 2002-2016, historic tax credit investments have generated this in total development costs and investments in Massachusetts.

Community Preservation Act


CPA allows communities to identify and fund historic preservation projects that are important to them. It is an extremely valuable tool.

Legislative Advocacy

Policy & Preservation

We work with our partners statewide to encourage good preservation policy and being involved when important decisions are being made.

Preservation Massachusetts works  with local, state and national organizations and groups on promoting good preservation policy while continually educating our elected officials about the impact and benefits of preservation. We actively advocate on both Beacon Hill and in Washington DC and while we always have our core focus, we know that preservation can be impacted by legislation in a variety of ways. We encourage you to reach out to us with any issues or potential collaborations or visit our Action Center to find out how to lend your voice to an ongoing campaign.


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Congressional Representative:
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House Representatives

& State Senate

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