- In 2004, CPS joined with other Charlestown groups and residents to defeat a proposal to locate a Department of Homeland Security Detention and Removal Facility in City Square next to a heavily-populated residential neighborhood.
- In 2006 we successfully opposed location of a 240 foot long electronic billboard on the wall of the TD BankNorth Garden which had the potential to distract drivers on the bridge and disrupt views from the Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, the Town Hill National Register District, City Square Park, Paul Revere Park and the new Charles River Basin Parks.
- A new Charlestown building boom is underway, with large- scale developments proposed for the Rutherford Avenue corridor. Height and design decisions made today will affect how Charlestown will look for years to come. CPS is working to make sure these developments are appropriate to our town's unique character.
Preservation and Development in Charlestown: A Practical Guide for Charlestown Residents
This guide from the Charlestown Preservation Society is intended to help you navigate the often-confusing process of preservation and development in Charlestown. We hope it will help if you're planning to build or rehabilitate a house here, or if you're concerned about a development or rehabilitation project going on in our neighborhood.
Here's what the guide covers:
- Who's in charge of preservation and development in Charlestown?
- Types of preservation protection
- Requirements you must meet to develop or renovate property here
- The nitty-gritty: How to apply for a building permit
- Preservation and development advice from experts
- Suggestions for building and renovating in Charlestown
- What to do if you're concerned about a development or renovation project
- Frequently-asked questions
- Helpful contact information