3/13/2019 0 Comments
City Council Committee acknowledges the work of 56 projects totaling more than $34 million
Boston, MA - Boston City Councilor At-Large Michael F. Flaherty, Chair of the City Council’s Committee on the Community Preservation Act, has recommended passage for the second round of funding that has sought public funding for community preservation projects across the City of Boston. Chairman Flaherty has recommended approval of the funding requests after a productive hearing in which the Committee heard from a diverse range of community groups and individuals who represented the 56 projects seeking $34,926,700.00. The projects, which are categorized under the three aspects of the Community Preservation Act - historic, parks & open spaces, and affordable housing - were recommended by Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston’s Community Preservation Committee.
Chairman Flaherty and members of the Boston City Council held a hearing on Tuesday, March 5th that enabled the public to engage with various stakeholders on this round of funding, including members of the Walsh Administration. Throughout the hearing, funding applicants made note of how community preservation revenue will improve the quality of projects - a central aspect Chairman Flaherty made note of for each project.
“Whether it’s the affordable housing opportunities or the beautification of our parks, the projects presented to us today for this next round of community preservation projects will continue to benefit Boston,” stated Chairman Flaherty. I applaud the time, energy and efforts put in by the fifty-six applicants who presented to the City Council’s Committee on the Community Preservation Act, and look forward to their projects coming to realization.”
The broad range of recommended projects come from the following neighborhoods: Allston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Boston Harbor, Brighton, Charlestown, Chinatown, Dorchester, Downtown, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Kenmore/Fenway, Mattapan, Mission Hill, North End, Roslindale, Roxbury, South End, and West End. Chairman Flaherty and members of the City Council’s Committee on the Community Preservation Act look encourage those who are still seeking additional resources to stay tuned to the next round of projects. For more information on the hearing or on the Community Preservation Act, contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (617-635-4205).