Newton Community Preservation Program

The Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA) provides local and state funds for affordable housing, historic resources, open space and recreation land.  Click on any of this site's main links to learn more about the CPA and Newton's program.

Slide Show of Newton's Current CPA Proposals & Projects

(For a slide show of past Newton CPA projects by neighborhood, click here.)


Upcoming Meetings

For the full agenda and pre-meeting packet for the CPC meeting on Thursday, 3 November 2016 (7 pm, City Hall Room 204), click here or go to Committees & Meetings - Current CPC Meetings. This agenda includes

  • overview of program funding and potential proposals for the next 5-10 years, updated to reflect the newest City of Newton Capital Improvement Plan
  • final report on the Museum Archives project at the Jackson Homestead
  • updates/further discussion of affordable housing & expanded park proposed for the City-owned property at 70 Crescent Street (West Newton/Auburndale)

For submission deadlines and dates of later CPC meetings, use our Calendar link. Off-cycle full proposals are due 1 month prior to their requested public hearing dates -- significantly earlier than the regular deadlines.

Upcoming Funding Deadlines

The required first steps in the funding process are an in-person orientation meeting with staff and discussion of a short pre-proposal with the CPC at one of its regular public meetings. Sponsors of projects aimed at funding rounds in Fy18 or later must:    

  • contact staff by 3 February 2017 to request an in-person orientation meeting
  • submit a pre-proposal by 3 March 2017, for discussion with the CPC at one of the Committee's regular public meetings
  • if the CPC invites submission of a full proposal, submit that proposal by 2 October 2017

Sponsors are strongly encouraged to request orientation meetings and submit pre-proposals well ahead of the deadlines for their target funding round. The CPC has more time for thoughtful discussion of early pre-proposals, which can also help the Committee consider reserving current funds for future use.


Staff Contact

  • Alice E. Ingerson, Ph.D., Community Preservation Program Manager
    Planning & Development Department, Newton City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton, MA 02459
    phone: 617.796.1144
    TDD / TTY: 617.796.1089

Slide Show of Newton's CPA Projects by Neighborhood (as of November 2012)

For a full-size PDF version of this slide show, click here.

Most files on this website are in PDF format. Download the free software needed to read these files by clicking on this link: If an apparent hyperlink in or to a PDF file no longer works, please ask staff for assistance in finding the document you need.

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