45 acres adjacent to the Holland Glen Conservation Area
Total cost: $200,000; CPA Grant, $70,000
60 acres of forest. ponds and open fields preserved.
Total cost: $ 396,500; CPA grant: $29,300
90 acres of wood land preserved with water for both Belchertown and Springfield.
$212,500 total cost; CPA grant, $65,000, $133,650 State Land Grant, $12,350 fundraising in collaboration with the Kestrel Land Trust; $1,500 Town of Belchertown.
A number of small grants have been used to protect town cemeteries including Hope, Munsell, Liberty, Dwight. Lake Vale, Hillcrest, and South cemeteries. CPA funds have been used for fencing,and for restoration and preservation of headstones and vaults.
CPA funds were used to repair and paint the windows in the Town Hall.
Total cost: $350,000
The Stone House
Several grants have been used to replace windows and shutters at the Stone House and to make other structural improvements.
Clapp Memorial Library
In 2008, CPA funds were used to restore the stained glass window of St. Cecilia at the Clapp
Library (CPA funds: $43,780)
In 2014, CPC funds voted to rehabilitate the wood trim and the detail of the library including the
dormers, cupola and upper windows. (CPC funds: $35,000)
In 2015 $26,000 was granted to repair the lift and make the library accessible.
St. Francis Parish
Replacement of 66 windows with historically accurate windows.
Total cost $63,000; CPA funds $23,000
Hope United Methodist Church
Rehabilitation of the church to meet ADA Compliance with an elevator and handicapped accessible bathrooms.
Total Cost: $90,636. CPA funds: $75,000
Lake Wallace and Foley Field
In past years, a number of CPA grants were given to purchase Lake Wallace and Foley Field, to preserve the spillway, access trails, and road, and to build the athletic fields. In 2014, a grant was given to build a fence that clarifies the parking areas and protects the playing fields.
CPA Grant $4,900
Community Skate Park
Construction of a new community skate park.
CPA funds: $80,000
Jessica’s Boundless Playground
ADA accessible playground opened in 2014
Total cost to date: $497,999 plus volunteer labor and discounts; CPC funds $140,000
Christopher Heights Grantham Group
Construction of an Assisted Living Facility
Total Cost: $15,816,664
CPA Grant 2015: $218,000
CPA Grant 2016: $20,000
Provides first-time home buyers earning no more than 80% of the area median income with down payment or closing costs to enable these buyers to purchase homes within Belchertown.
CPA funds: $60,000