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15 Projects Recommended For Community Preservation Act Funds

Sep 15, 2020

The restoration of the fountain in Thompson Triangle park in Springfield's McKnight neighborhood is one of the 15 projects recommended for funding this year from the Community Preservation Act.
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   The redevelopment of a former school into apartments, an effort to control invasive plants, and a feasibility study on building a bike and skate park are among 15 projects being recommended for funding by a citizens committee in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    The Springfield Community Preservation Committee chose the projects to receive a total of $1.5 million.   The funds come from a surcharge on property taxes that voters approved in 2016.

    To qualify for funding, projects must involve historic preservation, creating and saving open space, and community housing.  

     The recommendations are being reviewed by the City Council.

   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Bob McCarroll, chairman of the Community Preservation Committee.