The Community Preservation Act (CPA) is a smart growth tool that helps communities preserve open space and historic sites, create affordable housing, and develop outdoor recreational facilities. CPA also helps strengthen the state and local economies by expanding housing opportunities and construction jobs for the Commonwealth’s workforce, and by supporting the tourism industry through preservation of the Commonwealth’s historic and natural resources. Community preservation monies are raised locally through the imposition of a surcharge. There is also a statewide Community Preservation Trust Fund, administered by the MA Department of Revenue, which provides distributions each year to communities that have adopted CPA. Beverly created a local Community Preservation Committee (CPC), as required by the Act, that reviews project proposals and makes recommendations for funding to the Beverly City Council.
|Beverly Community Preservation Committee Members||Address||Term Expires|
|Heather Richter, Vice Chair – At-Large City Council Appointee||July 31, 2022|
|Christy Edwards – At-Large City Council Appointee||July 31, 2020|
|John Hall – At-Large City Council Appointee||July 31, 2021|
|Robert Buchsbaum – Conservation Commission Representative||July 31, 2021|
|Wendy Pearl, Historic District Commission Representative||July 31, 2022|
|Derek Beckwith – Planning Board Representative||July 31, 2020|
|Nancy Marino- Parks & Recreation Commission Representative||July 31, 2022|
|Marilyn McCrory, Chair – Open Space & Recreation Committee Representative||July 31, 2020|
|Thomas Bussone, II – Housing Authority Representative||July 31, 2021|
The Community Preservation Committee meeting scheduled for March 19, 2020 has been cancelled. Once a new date has been selected this page will be updated.
CPA 2019-20 FUNDING ROUND
Public Comment Period: The Community Preservation Committee has received six (6) Project Funding Applications requesting CPA funds in the current Round 7. These applications were submitted by the following entities: (1) Beverly City Clerks Office for conservation of historic documents; (2) Solar NOW application for preservation of subset of solar panels and inverter house located at 100 Sohier Road; (3) Beverly Farms Improvement Society for the restoration of the Beverly Farms Cemetery Fence; (4) Cabot Performing Arts Center for the restoration of rose window and vaulted ceilings in the lobby; (5) Beverly Housing Authority for the repalcement of roof shingles at Roger Conant Apartments; (6) Ward 2 Civic Association for restoration-preservation of stairs from Gillis Park to Pleasant View Beach.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the above applications please direct them to Denise Deschamps, Economic Development Planner and staff for the CPC ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 20,2020. She may be reached at 978-605-2356 or via email at email@example.com
The 2019-20 funding ROUND (7) will kick off on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 with a public hearing at the Beverly Public Library, Barnet Gallery (ground floor), 32 Essex Street, Beverly at 7 PM. (Click here for agenda.)
Beverly Community Preservation Act
Important Documents re: 2019-20 Funding- Round 7
CPA Projects Approved To Date – Click here for list.
Links to Several Planning Documents and Studies That Have Received CPA Funding:
- Beverly Housing Plan
- GAR Hall Feasibility Study/Architectural Analysis
- Lynch Park Carriage House Study
Preservation Restriction Examples: