The Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA) provides local and state funds for affordable housing, historic resources, open space and recreation land. To learn more about the CPA and Newton's program, click on any of the links above or at left or click here to sign up for email updates.
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This meeting's only agenda item will be a PUBLIC HEARING on the City's request for $15,740,000 in CPA funding to acquire and preserve open space at 300 Hammond Pond Parkway ("Webster Woods").
Written comments or questions for forwarding to the CPC in advance of the November 6 public hearing must be received by Friday, 25 October 2019. Please email comments and questions to email@example.com. If you cannot meet the October 25 deadline but also cannot attend the hearing in person, please contact program manager Alice Ingerson for assistance.
This meeting's only agenda item will be CPC deliberations on the Webster Woods funding proposal. To preserve the confidentiality of some supporting information for the proposal, the CPC may conduct a portion of these deliberations in an executive session, which would be closed to the public. However, this meeting will open as a public session, and the CPC will return to a public session for any funding vote(s).
Dates & deadlines for other CPC meetings in 2019-2020 are available from our Calendar link.
On 10 October 2019, the CPC voted to recommend the $50,000 of funding requested by the Riverside Greenway Working Group toward the cost Newton Conservators toward the cost of 100% design for the Pigeon Hill Trail along the Charles River in Auburndale. This CPC recommendation will be docketed with the City Council shortly.
Slide Show of Current Newton CPA Proposals & Projects
(For a slide show of Newton's completed CPA projects, click here).
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.
The CPC has always accepted pre-proposals on a rolling basis. In June 2019 the CPC also agreed to consider all full proposals on a rolling basis. As of 1 August 2019,
Sponsors are strongly encouraged to request orientation meetings and submit pre-proposals as early as possible. The CPC has more time for thoughtful discussion of early pre-proposals, which also help the Committee consider reserving current funds for future use.
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