CPA Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation Definition
The definition of historic preservation is included in section 2 of the Community Preservation Act (CPA) legislation. Under CPA, an historic resource is defined as a building, structure, vessel, real property, document or artifact that is either:
  • Determined by the local Historic Commission to be significant in the history, archeology, architecture, or culture of the city or town
  • Listed or eligible for listing on the State Register of Historic Places
CPA funds may be spent on the acquisition, preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of historic resources. Communities using CPA funds on historic resources must adhere to the United States Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

More Information
For more information, this flow chart (PDF) details the steps to determining whether an historic preservation project qualifies for CPA funding.

In its newsletter, CPA Update, the Community Preservation Coalition has also published an informative article, “Which Historic Projects Qualify for CPA Funding?”

This text was taken directly from the Community Preservation Coalition website.

Weston's CPA-Funded Historic Preservation Projects
View Weston's CPA-funded historic preservation projects.