PM President quoted in CPA article

SPECIAL REPORT: Preserving the past and future

Since it was first enacted in 2000, the Community Preservation Act has had a sizable impact on open space, housing, recreation and historic preservation throughout the Commonwealth. But it’s also been a victim of its own success, with increased participation putting a strain on the state's ability to match funds.

Jim Igoe, president of Preservation Massachusetts, described the scope of historic preservation projects the CPA has supported.

“We’ve seen a lot of restoration of historic buildings such as town halls and libraries,” he said. “We saw the restoration of the Gay Head Lighthouse. We’ve seen cemetery restorations, handicap accessibility to historic buildings, artifacts surveyed and restored, archaeology survey work. It’s been a pretty broad brush.”

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