The 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).
Commonwealth Avenue Carriageway Redesign - (Auburndale) Located between Lyons Field and the Charles River Bridge. The City of Newton is requesting $390,000 in Recreation funds to create the final design for the new bike and pedestrian pathway and green space. Proposal recommended for CPA Funding at the September 15 Meeting. City Council is scheduled to begin their review at the October 19 Council Meeting.
Jackson Road/Haywood House New Senior Housing - (Newton Corner) Located between John F. Kennedy Circle and Jackson Road. Additional funding is requested to cover the material lift for transporting trash barrels to the main floor of a new building that will provide community space and supportive services for the 55 new affordable senior housing units it creates. Proposal recommended for CPA Funding at the October 4 Joint Meeting of the CPC and Planning and Development Board. City Council review to be scheduled.
Grace Episcopal Tower Restoration - (Newton Corner) Grace Episcopal Church is requesting $1,433,000 in Historic Resource funds for the restoration of the ca. 1872 conical stone tower, steeple and belfry. Proposal recommended for CPA Funding at the October 13 Meeting. City Council review to be scheduled.
Jackson Homestead Fence Replacement - Historic Newton has submitted a pre-proposal for CPA Historic Resource funding to replace approximately 200-210 feet of badly damaged and decaying cedar picket fencing along the Jackson Road property line including two 4' x 4' walk gates and one 12' double gate for vehicles. The CPA funds would cover the cost of removal and disposal of old materials as well as the installation of a new fence. Full Proposal submitted on October 9 for November 10 Public Hearing.
Durant-Kenrick Gutter and Window Repairs - Historic Newton has submitted a pre-proposal for CPA Historic Resource funding to replace the failed copper-lined gutter system on the east façade of the 1732 Durant-Kenrick House with a new wood or historically appropriate fiberglass gutter, repair the damage to the exterior façade caused by water infiltration, and restore the six wood windows on the façade which are also water damaged. Full Proposal submitted on October 9 for November 10 Public Hearing.
In addition to recommending the Grace Episcopal Tower Restoration project as noted above, the CPC also reviewed the following at their October 13 meeting:
There are no pre-proposals submitted at this time.
The CPC's November meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, November 10, beginning at 7:00 P.M. The agenda deadline for this meeting is Friday, October 23.
Dates & deadlines for other CPC meetings in 2020 are available from our Calendar link.
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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