November 10, 2016 Mayor Walsh Celebrates the Passage of the Community Preservation Act
On Tuesday, Bostonians voted YES on Question 5 marking the passage of the Community Preservation Act in the City of Boston. This morning Mayor Martin J. Walsh, along with city officials and advocates of the Yes for a Better Boston gathered at the Owen Nawn Factory in Roxbury to celebrate the overwhelming support of the measure. Mayor Walsh applauded the efforts of the Yes on 5 coalition and looked toward the positive impact the CPA will have on affordable housing, open spaces and historic preservation citywide.
Mayor Walsh chose the Nawn Factory, a vacant building that dates to the 1880s, to highlight a place where planned open space improvements, rehabilitation of the building and planned housing development illustrate the kinds of transformative investments that CPA can support in Boston. Historic Boston has been carrying out conceptual designs and feasibility studies for preservation and reactivation of the Nawn Factory with MASSDesign Group.
In a statement made yesterday Mayor Walsh said “I am proud that the residents of Boston have voted to join 161 other cities and towns across the Commonwealth in approving the Community Preservation Act. The CPA will allow us to invest in making our neighborhoods more equitable and beautiful by unlocking tens of millions of dollars each year for affordable housing, while protecting open space and investing in historic preservation projects. I look forward to the increased community benefits that will be shared across the City of Boston as a result of the passage of this act.”