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Dorchester preservation project in the running for big bucks

Supporters can vote for it

Rendering via Historic Boston Inc.

An initiative that the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express created is holding a vote to decide how to disburse $2 million in funds for preservation projects nationwide.

A two-part project in Dorchester is in the running, and supporters have until October 31 to vote for it.

The project would transform the Pierce Building in Uphams Corner into “a vibrant hub of Dorchester’s Arts and Culture Innovation District,” according to a website for the initiative, called the 2017 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign.

It would also remake a 115-year-old comfort station across Columbia Road into a bike-slash-coffee shop. That shop would also host the Bowdoin Bike School.

If the twin-tiered project garners enough votes by Halloween, it could receive $150,000 in funding. Here’s more info and where to vote.