Preservation Restrictions and the CPA. Western Massachusetts Conference on the Community Preservation Act University of Massachusetts, Amherst April 28, 2007. Michael Steinitz Massachusetts Historical Commission. Historic Preservation Restrictions.
Western Massachusetts Conference on the Community Preservation Act
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
April 28, 2007
A legal means to provide a high level of long term protection to significant historic properties.
In use for over 50 years in Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Historical Commission has a statutory role in approving Historic Preservation Restrictions.
Historic Preservation Restrictions assure that the intrinsic value of historic properties will be preserved by present and future owners.
A legal agreement between a property owner and a qualified restriction holding organization.
Protects a significant historic property or site for a term of years or in perpetuity.
Restricts future changes in appearance or use of the property.
PROPRIETORS OF THE SECOND CONGREGATIONAL MEETING HOUSE
IN NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
OF THE TOWN OF NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS
THIS PRESERVATION RESTRICTION, is made this 23 day of June, 2004, between the Proprietors of the Second Congregational Meeting House ("Grantor") and the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Nantucket ("Grantee"), a governmental body in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to be administered, managed, and enforced by its Historic District Commission ("HDC").
WHEREAS, Grantor is owner in fee simple of certain real property located in the Town of Nantucket, Nantucket County, Massachusetts, more particularly described in Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein (hereinafter "the Property"), said Property including the following structure (hereinafter "the Building"):
Over 1000 Massachusetts properties protected by Preservation Restrictions.
Restrictions granted to or purchased by:
Non-profit Preservation Organizations
Other Government Agencies
Required as a condition of a CPA grant.
Required as a condition of the use of a CPA grant to purchase a significant historic property.
Restriction can be purchased by a municipality using CPA funds.
Restriction retained by a municipality when it transfers of a historic property purchased with CPA funds.
Listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
Contributing to a National Register Historic District or eligible District.
Listed in the State Register of Historic Places.
Decisions on significance and eligibility are made by the Massachusetts Historical Commission.
(Minimum 90 days)