CPA Proposals & Projects

Crystal Lake

Lake Avenue, Newton Centre, MA 02459
& Rogers Street, Newton Highlands, MA 02461

goals:

Expand public parkland and the public swimming area along the southwestern shore of Crystal Lake, through strategic land acquisitions.

funding:

$3,671,500 CPA funds appropriated through Board orders (historic resources, open space, recreation), including $40,000 for City of Newton legal services but
$4,164,363 total CPA funds spent, including debt issuance and interest authorized through annual CPA program budgets rather than appropriated through project Board orders

projects:

contacts:

site background:

 

June 2006 - Crystal Lake history walk/slide show

9 January 2008 - community fundraising plans for Crystal Lake

December 2010 - Crystal Lake Public Park Master Plan, from the Mayor's Crystal Lake Taskforce (all parts are long documents and will load slowly):


Crystal Lake

 

20 Rogers Street

20 Rogers Street, Newton Highlands, MA 02461

photo credit: Dan Brody, Newton Conservators (www.newtonconservators.org/crystalphotos.htm)

goals:

Acquire this property, adjacent to the City’s existing swimming facilities at Crystal Lake, for recreational purposes.

funding:

$2,786,500 CPA funds appropriated (recreation) through Board orders, including $30,000 for City of Newton legal services
$3,279,363 anticipated total cost, including debt issuance & interest authorized through annual CPA program budgets rather than Board orders

 

Proposal Review & Appropriations

 

initial proposal & appropriation

 

December 2006 - proposal

8 December 2006 - appraisal (long file, will load slowly)

January-March 2008 - letters of support

13 March 2007 - CPC funding recommendation

7 and 21 May 2007 - Board orders (appropriation)

28 August 2007 - non-CPA funds used for demolition

 

supplemental proposal & appropriation

 

25 July 2010 - supplemental funding request

23 August 2010 - CPC funding recommendation

7 September 2010 - Board order (appropriation)


Crystal Lake

 

230 Lake Avenue

230 Lake Avenue, Newton Centre, MA 02459

photo credit: Dan Brody, Newton Conservators (www.newtonconservators.org/crystalphotos.htm)

goals:

Acquire restrictions on or subdivisions of this property, between Levingston Cove and the city parkland and swimming facilities at Crystal Lake, for community recreation, open space, and historic preservation purposes.

funding:

$885,000 CPA funds appropriated, including $10,000 for City of Newton legal services
allocation by resource:
$88,500 historic resources
$134,064 open space
$662,436 recreation

 

Proposal Review & Appropriations

 

18 September 2007 - initial proposal

14 November 2007 - initial CPC funding recommendation

12 February 2008 - revised proposal

20 February 2008 - revised CPC funding recommendation

November 2008 - CPC recommendation for revised funding mechanism

Apr & Nov 2008 - Board orders (appropriations)

 

Project News

 

4 December 2007 - historical background information for this address

10 October 2008 - public-interest restrictions:

10 October 2008 - restriction giving the home's private owner control/access for the stone fountain on the private-public property line

 

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