CPA Proposals & Projects

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  • The links below lead to pages with contact information & the full text of major documents about each proposal or project. Housing projects are listed here by street name. If a link is missing or does not work, please contact staff for assistance.
  • After going to a project page, you may need to scroll down to find the specific project you want. Some pages include several projects funded at the same site, or several phases of funding for the same project.

Pending Pre- & Full Proposals

For overviews of all current pre- and full proposals, see the Reports on Current Proposals & Projects on our Program Finances & Reports page.

 Pre-Proposals Submitted to the CPC

These projects have submitted pre-proposals for public discussion by the CPC but have not yet submitted full proposals for CPC public hearings and funding votes:   

  • 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.  Pre-proposal reviewed by the CPC at their September 15 meeting. The CPC has invited the applicants to submit a future full proposal for further review.
  • 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 facade of the 1732 Durant-Kenrick House with a new wood or historically appropriate fiberglass gutter, repair the damage to the exterior facade caused by water infiltration, and restore the six wood windows on the facade which are also water damaged. Pre-proposal reviewed by the CPC at their September 15 meeting. The CPC has invited the applicants to submit a future full proposal for further review.

Full Proposals Currently Pending Before the CPC 

The CPC makes each full proposal available on this website for at least 1 month prior to holding a public hearing on the proposal. 

  • Jackson Road/Haywood House New Senior Housing - Located between John F. Kennedy Circle and Jackson Road in Newton Corner. 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. Full Proposal submitted August 28, 2020 for the October 13 meeting.
  • Commonwealth Avenue Carriageway Redesign, between Lyons Field and the Charles River Bridge (Auburndale) Request for $390,000 in Recreation funds to create the final design for the new bike and pedestrian pathway and green space. Full Proposal submitted August 10, 2020.
  • Grace Episcopal Tower Restoration (Newton Corner) Request for $1,433,000 in Historic Resource funds for the restoration of the ca. 1872 conical stone tower, steeple and belfry. Full Proposal submitted August 14, 2020.
  • Crescent Street Housing & Playground [Auburndale/West Newton], request for $2,575,000 in additional CPA funds - In July 2018, the CPC sent a memo summarizing its comments and concerns about the proposal to the Mayor, the City Council, and the Crescent Street Working Group. At the sponsor's request, the CPC has deferred any funding vote on this proposal. 

CPC Recommendations Currently Pending Before the City Council 

To confirm when the Council and its committees will discuss each recommendation below, please contact Council staff directly, using the contact information in Council Committees That Review CPC Recommendations under Committees & Meetings - City Council on this website.

  • Golda Meir House/Stanton Avenue Expansion Additional Funding (160 Stanton Ave, Auburndale) 2Life Communities requests an additional $1,244,857 in Community Housing funds to expand their existing Senior Living facilities. New Full Proposal submitted July 10, 2020 and Recommended for CPA funding at the August 11 CPC Meeting.  Recommendation sent to City Council in August.
  • 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.  Full Proposal submitted August 2020 and recommended for CPA Funding at the September 15 Meeting. City Council review to be scheduled.

Active Funded Projects

The City Council has appropriated funds for these projects, based on the CPC's recommendations. For an overview of all funded projects currently in progress, underway, see the Reports on Current Proposals & Projects on our Program Finances & Reports page.

Completed or Canceled Projects

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