2019 CPA Projects

In FY19, $2,219,049 was awarded to 9 projects:

  • Affordable housing applications are still under consideration, 5 historic resources, 4 open space/recreational land 
  • 5 are community projects, 1 is a City project, and 2 are joint community/City projects

The following projects were funded in FY19:

Historic Resources

  • Building Condition Assessment and Prioritized Rehabilitation Plan, Elizabeth Peabody House Association
  • Mission Church of Christ- Roof Repair and Preservation Project, Mission Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ
  • Grace Baptist Church, Somerville Hispanic Association for Community Development
  • Somerville Museum: Collections Preservation, Somerville Museum
  • Works Progress Administration Carved Wood Bas-Relief Restoration Project, Somerville Public Library

Open Space/Recreation Land

  • Kennedy School- Front Schoolyard, City of Somerville Parks & Open Sapce and Kennedy School PTA
  • 5 Palmer Conservation Restriction Fee, City of Somerville and Groundwork Somerville
  • Additional funding for Community Growing Center Rehabilitation, Friends of the Community Growing Center

Under consideration by City Council

  • ArtFarm, City of Somerville Parks and Open Space

The public comments on the FY19 applications are available here.

 

 

  • Affordable Housing

  • Historic Resources

  • Open Space & Recreational Land

  • Not Funded

CPA affordable housing projects are awarded and managed by the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, as the housing arm of the Community Preservation Committee. The Trust is currently reviewing the applications for FY19 funding.

In Progress

Building Condition Assessment and Prioritized Rehabilitation Plan

The Elizabeth Peabody House Association building

Elizabeth Peabody House Association
($28,000 awarded)

The Elizabeth Peabody House Association will replace the roof on their historically significant building.

Mission Church of Christ- Roof Repair and Preservation Project

Image of the upper half of the Mission Church

Michael Tarselli

Mission Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ
($113,120 awarded)

Mission Church will repair and preserve the roof of their building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Grace Baptist Church

Aerial image of the historic Grace Baptist Church

Google

Somerville Hispanic Association for Community Development
($500,000 awarded)
SHA4CD will repair the slate roof and install an accessible ramp.

Somerville Museum: Collection Preservation

Image of the Somerville Museum
Somerville Museum
($100,000 awarded)
The Somerville Museum will implement mold remediation and climate control improvements to preserve the Museum's historic collections.

Works Progress Administration Carved Wood Bas-Relief Restoration Project

Works Progress Administration wooden bas-relief depicting Prospect Hill Tower, George Washington, and the Powderhouse
Somerville Public Library
($6,055 awarded)
The Somerville Public Library will restore and conserve a 1939 WPA bas-relief depicting Somerville's history.

 

 

In Progress

ArtFarm

Rendering of the future ArtFarm

City of Somerville Parks and Open Space Division
($1,000,000 under consideration by City Council, including a bond of $457,325)

The City of Somerville will create 2.1 acres of new open space with a focus on recreation, urban agriculture, and community programming. 

Kennedy School- Front Schoolyard

Image of Kennedy School front play area

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City of Somerville Parks and Open Space Division & Kennedy School PTA
($65,000 awarded)

The City of Somerville will design a new playground landscape for the play area in the front of the Kennedy School.  

5 Palmer Conservation Restriction Fee

City of Somerville Parks and Open Space Division & Groundwork Somerville
($6,000 awarded)

Groundwork Somerville will receive a fee of $6,000 for holding the perpetual conservation restriction on the 5 Palmer parcel, acquired with CPA funding in FY18.  

 

Additional Funding for Community Growing Center Rehabilitation

Image of the existing Community Growing Center

Friends of the Community Growing Center
($3,888 awarded)

The Friends of the Community Growing Center was awarded an additional $3,888 to cover the expenses related to replacing an electrical cabinet as part of the ongoing CPA funding rehabiltation project at the Community Growing Center.  

Projects that withdrew:

Applications that submitted an eligibility determination form but did not submit a full proposal:

Eligibility determination form submitted but determined ineligible for CPA funding:

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