Community Preservation Committee

Draft CPA Plan for Beverly – Ready for General Review & Comment – Click Here to View Plan  The CPC would appreciate any feedback on this draft Plan received by April 21st to be considered at its April 27th meeting.

4th Round CPA Project Funding Recommendations to City Council

4th Round CPA Applications Summary Table 

2017 CPC Meeting Schedule – **Note: October Meeting will be held on Thursday October 12th as the annual public hearing

Next Meeting will be the annual public hearing on October 12, 2017

CPA Projects Approved To Date – Click Here for List

CPA Fund Balance – At-a-Glance – 2 pages

4th Round 2017 CPA Funding Application Materials:

2017 Application Timeline Flowchart

2017 Pre-Application Project Eligibility Determination Form

2017 Application Instructions

Project Evaluation Criteria & DOR Allowable Uses Chart

2017 CPA Funding Application

CPA Project Budget Form

CPA Project Schedule Form

CPA Special Out-of-Cycle Application Criteria & Process

 **Attention historic project applicants:
The CPC requires that historic projects receive a Determination of Historical Significance from the Beverly Historic District Commission (HDC).  The HDC has established a process and application form for determining whether a building, vessel, real property, document or artifact is significant to the history, archaeology, architecture or culture of Beverly.  The HDC will use the criteria for listing on the National Register of Historic Places on the local level in making its determination.
The CPA 2017 4th Round Funding Cycle timetable has been established, with pre-application Project Eligibility Determination Pre-Application Forms due by January 20, 2017.  Historic project applicants must apply to the HDC for Determination of Historic Significance by December 8, 2016 to be considered at the December 14, 2016 meeting or January 19, 2017 to be considered at the January 25, 2017 meeting.  HDC Determinations must be submitted to the CPC no later than February 16, 2017.   Please visit the Beverly Historic District Commission website for more information and application form.  

 CPC 1st Round 2014 Project Funding Recommendations APPROVED by City Council & signed by the Mayor

CPC 2nd Round Project Funding Recommendations APPROVED by City Council & signed by the Mayor

CPC 3rd Round Project Funding Recommendations APPROVED by City Council & signed by the Mayor 

CPA Letter of Introduction and Informational Brochure – Mailer to Residents

Helpful Links:

Community Preservation Committee Ordinance

Community Preservation Act – MGL Chapter 44B

Chart Detailing Allowable Spending Purposes of CPA Funds

Community Preservation Coalition Website

US Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties – Guidance On How Historic Properties and Structures Shall Be Rehabilitated or Restored  

Preservation Restriction Examples:

The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) was formed in July 2013 shortly after the Community Preservation Ordinance was signed into effect by the Mayor.  See Membership List below.  The CPC had its first meeting in early August and has been meeting regularly ever since as it begins to discharge its duties as prescribed under the Ordinance and the Act. 
The CPC has developed a set of guidelines that include project selection criteria, application materials and procedures, which had the benefit of review and comment by various City boards and commissions and the residents of Beverly through a public hearing process. 
Name Address Term Expires
Heather Richter – At-Large City Council Appointee July 31, 2019
Christy Edwards – At-Large City Council Appointee July 31, 2020
John Hall – At-Large City Council Appointee July 31, 2018
Robert Buchsbaum – Conservation Commission Representative July 31, 2018
Wendy Pearl, Chair – Historic District Commission Representative July 31, 2019
James Matz – Planning Board Representative July 31, 2020
Nancy Marino- Parks & Recreation Commission Representative July 31, 2019
Marilyn McCrory, Vice Chair – Open Space & Recreation Committee Representative July 31, 2017
Thomas Bussone, II – Housing Authority Representative July 31, 2018