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Boston Preservation Alliance, Inc.

  • Boston, MA
  • www.bostonpreservation.org

Mission Statement

While committed to preserving the best of Boston?s historic built environment, the Alliance recognizes the importance of growth and development and advocates harmonious balance between the old and the new.

ruling year

1982

Principal Officer

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Dr. Greg Galer Galer

Keywords

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preservation, historic, heritage, architecture, development

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EIN

04-2748390

 Number

3875526745

Also Known As

BPA

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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PROVIDING AND INDEPENDENT VOICE FOR PRESERVATION The Alliance builds relationships with local, state, and national media; gives testimony at public forums; monitors news development in the city and comments on proposals; organizaes educational programming and special events such as lectures, walking tours, and conferences; publishes its newsletter (the AllianceLetter); maintains an a website with up-to-date e-news (www.bostonpreservation.org) to provide an independent, public voice for individuals, organizations and firms with a stake and an interest in boston's invaluable built heritage. PROVIDING AN INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE AND EARLY WARNING SYSTEM The Alliance continuously collects, evaluates and disseminates timely information to its members and the public on proposals which affect Boston?s historic resources. It provides a network for its individual and organizational members; public and private agencies at local, state, and national levels; businesses; and concerned individuals keeping each of them informed about what the others are doing, what their needs are, and what services they can provide. Of particular importance is the Alliance's new website, which contains a regularly-updated e-news section. PUBLIC EDUCATION Through the AllianceLetter, press releases, walking tours, workshops, lectures, an awards program, and other special events and publications, the Alliance educates and informs public officials, the financial and development communities, and the general public about the cultural and economic value of city?s historic resources and the need to protect them. SETTING THE PRESERVATION AGENDA By initiating programs and calling attention to needs, the Alliance helps to set the agenda for preservation efforts in Boston. PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE The Alliance regularly provides technical information to its members and the general public to assist them in protecting local resources and coping with complex government regulations SUPPORTING PUBLIC AGENCIES The Alliance encourages full public support for, and adequate funding of, such agencies as the Boston Landmarks Commission, the Massachusetts Historical and the National Park Service. PROJECT AND DEVELOPMENT REVIEWS Alliance members from various disciplines review proposed projects with developers and public agencies to identify impacts on Boston?s historic resources and ways to avoid or mitigate any potential damage. The Alliance also actively supports new construction, restoration sna adaptive re-use projects that will contribute to Boston's unique brand of culture and built heritage. PARTICIPATING IN TASK FORCES, ETC. Alliance members and staff participate on public panels, task forces, committees, and planning agencies to provide the preservation point of view. COMMENTING ON ZONING AND LEGISLATION The Alliance critiques and helps formulate legislation and planning and administrative practices affecting Boston?s historic resources. RECOGNIZING LANDMARKS AND HISTORIC DISTRICTS The Alliance fosters implementation of existing legal protections by identifying important historic resources and helping citizen?s groups initiate their designation as landmarks or historic districts. LITIGATING When necessary, the Alliance legally challenges public and private entities whose proposals threaten loss or irreversible damage to important historic resources.

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BOSTON PRESERVATION ALLIANCE INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Boston Preservation Alliance, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Dr. Greg Galer Galer

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Peter Roth

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