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.
(For a slide show of past Newton CPA projects by neighborhood, click here.)
This meeting is tentatively reserved for discussion of the revised Crescent Street proposal. If you have an urgent item that cannot wait for the CPC's 10 July 2018 meeting, please contact staff by Friday, 25 May 2018.
Community Preservation Plan - On 4 April 2018, following a public hearing and after posting the proposed revisions from November 2017-March 2018, the CPC voted unanimously to adopt revised funding guidelines. Click here to see the revised Plan.
Crescent Street affordable housing and playground expansion - as of 27 March 2018, the CPC's webpage for this proposal includes these updates:
Jackson Road New Senior Housing / Haywood House [Newton Corner] - On 5 April 2018 the Newton Housing Authority notified the CPC that it intends to submit a new proposal #3, with an increased CPA funding request. The CPC has therefore placed on hold with the City Council the recommendation docketed in February 2018 for proposal #2, which requested $2,500,000 in CPA funds.
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 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.
For a full-size PDF version of this slide show, click here.
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