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.
Slide Show of Current Newton CPA Proposals & Projects
(For a slide show of Newton's completed CPA projects, click here).
The sole substantive item on this agenda will be a joint PUBLIC HEARING with the CPC (for the CPA request) and the Planning & Development Board (for the CDBG request) on this proposal, received on 2 January 2020:
Dates & deadlines for other CPC meetings in 2020 are available from our Calendar link.
On 16 December 2019, the City Council approved funding recommended by the CPC for two grants to the Newton Conservators: for holding the required conservation restriction on Kesseler Woods (South Newton) and as the fiscal agent for the Riverside Greenway Working Group's design of the Pigeon Hill Trail (Charles River, Auburndale).
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 considers both pre-proposals and full proposals on a rolling basis:
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