New Bedford, Massachusetts– The City of New Bedford’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC) has selected a total of 17 projects for funding out of the 24 proposals submitted under their second annual selection process.

Projects in all six wards of New Bedford were selected for FY 2019 funding, in three categories that Community Preservation Act funds can be applied to historic preservation, recreation/open space, and community housing.

Under historic preservation, the CPC selected:

  • 29 Seventh Street rehabilitation
  • New Bedford Art Museum gallery expansion
  • New Bedford Fire Museum rehabilitation
  • Gilbert Russell House rehabilitation assessment
  • First Baptist Community Theatre rehabilitation
  • Fort Taber terreplein study
  • James Arnold Mansion landscape survey
  • Mariners’ Home Rehabilitation
  • Rural Cemetery gravestone conservation
  • Strand Theatre restoration as Cape Verdean Cultural Center
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum Bourne & Wood Building rehabilitation
  • Zeiterion Theatre marquee project
  • Butler Flats Lighthouse rehabilitation

Under recreation, the CPC Selected the following projects:

  • Sgt. Sean Gannon Memorial Playground
  • Southcoast Greenway feasibility study
  • Hazelwood Park renovation master plan completion

Under community housing, the CPC selected:

  • Capitol Theatre restoration for community housing

The projects approved for FY 19 total $1,547,875 in community preservation funding; the projects were selected by the Community Preservation Committee and will go before the City Council for appropriation.

Information from the City of New Bedford