Newton Community Preservation Program

If a CPC meeting must be cancelled due to severe weather, the cancellation will be posted here by 2 pm on the day of the meeting. It will also be posted on the Newton CPC's Facebook page and added to the recorded voice message at 617.796.1144.

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 of the Community Preservation Committee (CPC)


Tuesday, 23 January 2018 (7 pm, City Hall Room 204)

For the full agenda & pre-meeting packet, click here.  The two proposals below are scheduled for public hearings and possible CPC funding recommendation votes at this meeting. They are not included in the packet but are available from these links:

Please note:  The most recent additions to these proposals' webpages, including but not limited to community letters received after the packet deadline, were made on 19 January 2018.


NEW DATE: Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Requests for time on this agenda, along with written materials for the pre-meeting packet, are due by Friday, 26 January 2018.


NEW DATE: Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Requests for time on this agenda, along with written materials for the pre-meeting packet, are due by Friday, 23 February 2018.  This agenda may include a public hearing on proposed revisions to funding guidelines in Newton's Community Preservation Plan, including:

  • the percentage of funding targeted for each CPA-eligible resource (affordable housing, historic resources, open space/outdoor recreation land)
  • principles for prioritizing projects that are CPA-appropriate as well as CPA-eligible
  • expectations for matching, non-CPA funds in different project categories

Written comments or questions on these proposed revisions can be submitted ahead of the hearing to


Other 2018 Meetings - New Dates & Locations as of January 2018

Dates & deadlines for all 2018 meetings are available from our Calendar link.


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.

Deadlines for projects intending to request funds in Fy19 (fall 2018):

  • by 19 March 2018, contact staff to request the required in-person orientation meeting
  • by 25 May 2018, submit pre-proposals for public discussion by the CPC
  • by 28 September 2018, submit full proposals invited by the CPC, based on their pre-proposal discussions

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 within or to a PDF file no longer works, please ask staff for assistance in finding the document you need.

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