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 CPC Meetings

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Click here for this agenda, which includes final reports on the WPA Mural and Newton Highlands Playgroundprojects. All other agenda items are Committee business.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

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.

Other 2018 Meetings
Dates & deadlines for all CPC meetings in 2018 are available from our Calendar link.

Other News

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.

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):

  • Sponsors were required to contact staff by 29 March 2018 to request the required in-person orientation meeting.
  • 25 May 2018, deadline to submit pre-proposals for public discussion by the CPC
  • 28 September 2018, deadline to 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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