Recommendations Made For Springfield Community Preservation Act Funding

Sep 4, 2019

Restoring the Trolley Pavilion at the entrance to Forest Park is one of the 15 projects recommended for funding during the second year of the Community Preservation Act in Springfield. The pavilion is seen here in an undated postcard photograph.
Credit Springfield College Archives and Special Collections / Creative Commons

    A committee has recommended funding 15 projects in the second year of the Community Preservation Act in Springfield, Massachusetts.

     The voter-approved CPA puts a surcharge on property tax bills to create a special fund to pay for projects involving historic preservation, open space, and housing.

     A committee annually reviews applications and makes recommendations to the City Council.

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