The town of Arlington was recently awarded $15,000 from the Massachusetts Historical Commission’s FY 2017 Survey and Planning Grant Program, which supports historic preservation planning activities in communities throughout the state. Arlington’s Historic and Cultural Resources Working Group, a group of the Master Plan Implementation Committee, in collaboration with the Town’s Department of Planning and Community Development, will use the award to update Arlington’s Inventory of Historically or Architecturally Significant Properties in the town of Arlington. The inventory is a list of local, historically significant properties older than 50 years, and is used by the Arlington Historical Commission and the Arlington Historical Districts Commission to provide property owners and other stakeholders with accurate information about historic properties when making decisions about building materials, architectural landscapes, and contributing elements of historic districts. The Arlington Master Plan recommends the town undertake a number of initiatives to preserve local historic resources. The update will serve as a foundation to advance additional preservation planning.
For more information about the grant and inventory update process, please contact Nat Strosberg, Senior Planner in Arlington’s Department of Planning and Community Development: firstname.lastname@example.org.