Community Preservation Committee

Community Preservation Act

The Community Preservation Act is state-wide act enabling legislation to allow cities and towns to choose to create a new funding source that can be used to address three core community concerns, plus recreation.

  • Acquisition and preservation of historic buildings and landscapes
  • Acquisition and preservation of open space
  • Creation and support of affordable housing

Adoption

Needham voters adopted the legislation at the November 2, 2004 Presidential Election.

Fund Delegation

A minimum of 10% of the annual revenues of the fund must be used for each of the three core community concerns. The remaining 70% can be allocated for any combination of the allowed uses, or for recreational projects.

This gives each community the opportunity to determine its priorities for public benefit, plan for its future, and have the funds to make those plans happen.

THE CPC WILL BE HOLDING A PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2020


The Community Preservation Committee (CPC) invites all interested parties to a public hearing on the following projects that have been included in the October 2020 Special Town Meeting Warrant.  The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 7:30 PM Via Zoom – Webinar Link: 878 3685 5280.   The CPC welcomes the input to assist in their deliberations.  A decision on whether the CPC will recommend each of the projects will be made prior to them being presented to Town Meeting. Please send questions in advance to CPC Staff Liaison at clustig@needhamma.gov.


Information about the Proposals Under Review for Special Town Meeting - October 2020


Links to Applications for all CPC projects: https://www.needhamma.gov/450/Projects-Under-Review