Community Preservation Committee

The City of Beverly established the Community Preservation Committee, as is required by State law, following local adoption of the Community Preservation Act.  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. By-products of this law include the overall enhancement of the City's quality of life, retention and creation of jobs, particularly construction jobs, and the potential for increased tourism which helps to support restaurants and retail businesses.  

Funding for these projects comes from a combination of both local and state tax revenues set aside for this purpose.  In Beverly, there is a 1% surcharge on taxes levied against real property.  For FY 2021, there is $977,181.00 in state and local tax revenue available in addition to unspent funds carried over from previous years. These funds are awarded annually through a competitive application process that generally launches in October. The Community Preservation Committee invites and reviews applications submitted from individuals and groups in the Beverly community and makes funding recommendations to the Beverly City Council.  This page lists projects under current review as well as projects that have received funding in the past.

Click here to review the list of projects that have previously received CPA funding.


CPA GRANT FUNDING ROUND 9 (2021-22) FUNDING AWARDS

 If you are interested in viewing the application submitted please click on the name of the project.  

Name of Project

Name of applicant

CPA funding request

CPA category

Anchor Point II

Harborlight Community Partners

$400,000.00

Community Housing

Reconstruction of three tennis courts

Beverly Parks and Recreation Dept.

$250,000.00

Recreation

Hale Farm  Revitalization Continued

Historic Beverly

$100,294.00

Historic Preservation

Historic Resource Survey of residential neighborhood between Cabot and Rantoul Streets

Beverly Planning and Development Dept.

$20,000.00

Historic Preservation

National Register of Historic Places nomination for Lynch Park

Beverly Planning and Development Dept.

$10,000.00

Historic Preservation

     

CPA GRANT FUNDING FOR TWO RECENT OUT-OF-CYCLE PROJECTS                   

Name of Project

Name of Applicant

CPA Funding Request

CPA Category

Gloucester Crossing Pocket Parks (Simon Street)

Beverly Planning and Development Dept.

$200,000.00

Recreation

Moraine Farm Public Reservation and Conservation Restriction

City of Beverly

$1.1. million

Open Space

Beverly Village for Living and the Arts (REQUESTED)

Harborlight Community Partners and Beacon Communities

$400,000 

(awaiting City Council Appropriation Vote)

Community Housing

Historic Preservation


Please contact the Planning and Development Department, if you have questions about the application process and project eligibility by calling 978-605-2346.  

Regular Meetings

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Members

MemberTerm Expires
Heather Richter, Chair
At-Large City Council Appointee
July 31, 2025
Derek Beckwith, Vice Chair
Planning Board Representative
July 31, 2023
Danielle Spang
At-Large City Council Appointee 
March 4, 2025
Robert Buchsbaum
Conservation Commission Representative
July 31, 2024
Thomas Bussone, II
Housing Authority Representative
July 31, 2024
Christy Edwards
At-Large City Council Appointee
July 31, 2023
Suzanne LaMont
Historic District Commission Representative
July 31, 2025
Nancy Marino
Parks and Recreation Commission Representative
July 31, 2025
Marilyn McCrory
Open Space and Recreation Committee Representative
July 31, 2023