Community Preservation Act Projects & Proposals
Some of the projects funded with Community Preservation Act funds include:
Gill Property, Depot Street
This 156-acre parcel of forested uplands, red-maple swamps and open fields was identified by as a target acquisition long before the Town adopted the Community Preservation Act. Town Meeting voted to acquire the parcel in 2014 for recreation and open space protection.
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Environmental Site Assessment
Test Pit Investigation Report
The Ames Free Library has completed the first phase of the Queset Garden Restoration Plan. Most of the stonework has been restored, planting beds were laid out, planted, and flourish. The Committee voted to recommend funding of the next phase which will restore the stage and to construct ADA compliant access to the terrace and stage areas of the garden.
South Shore Habitat for Humanity - 12A Highland Street
South Shore Habitat for Humanity was selected as the developer to construct and affordable single-family dwelling at 12A Highland Street. The Committee voted to recommend the grant request from South Shore Habitat for Humanity to assist with the development an affordable single-family home at 12A Highland Street.
Trustees for Reservations - Governor Ames Estate
A CPA grant was part of the funding package used by the Trustees to purchase and preserve the Governor Ames estate. The Trustees have converted and are maintaining the estate as a community-centered park. Closely associated with the extraordinary collection of architectural and historic landmarks in this part in north Easton, the Governor Ames property highlights the arboretum-like character of the estate grounds and their close connection to the history of the model industrial village.
Approximately 16 acres of land off Chestnut Street was purchased by for multi-purpose recreational fields, installation of a children's playground and open space preservation.