Community Preservation Committee
CPA Project Manager
3 Pond Road
City Hall Annex
Ph: (978) 282-8004
Fx: (978) 282-3035
Monday - Wednesday 8:00 - 4:00
Thursday, 8:00 - 4:00
Friday, 8:00 - 12:30
2013 CPA Application Schedule
The 2013 CPA Funding Round will take place according to the following schedule:
Project Eligibility Forms due 2/1/2013
Completed Applications due 3/15/2013
Estimated Project Award 10/1/2013
Visit Community Preservation Coalition website for helpful information about CPA: www.communitypreservation.org
2013 CPA Applications
Gloucester Dog Park
Hodgkins Cove Public Landing
Lobster Cove Landing
Gloucester City Hall, Phase II
Gloucester Skate Park
Gloucester Committee for the Arts WPA Murals
Greenbelt Norcross Property Acquisition
Magnolia Bike Path
Magnolia Historical Society, Blynman School
Magnolia Library and Community Center
Stage Fort Park Walking Path
Sargent House Museum
Cape Ann Museum and Thacher Island
Veterans Services The Poor Farm Cow Barn
Rocky Neck Art Colony
Ocean Alliance Wonson Tarr Paint Manufactory
Cape Ann Women's Softball League
Cape Ann Transportation, Inc. Cressy Beach
2010 & 2011 Community Preservation Awards
To see a list of all projects which have recieved awards from the Community Preservation Committee follow this link to the website. Community Preservation Coalition
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to CPC meetings.
Most Recent Agenda
Minutes are available upon approval of the CPC.
Most Recent Minutes
The Community Preservation Act
The Community Preservation Act, M.G.L. Chapter 44B, was adopted by the Legislature and signed into law in September 2000. The CPA allows any city or town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to adopt a property tax surcharge of up to 3%, the revenues from which are matched by State funds. The combined funding from these two sources is used for the following purposes:
Acquire, create and preserve open space; and rehabilitate and restore open space if acquired or created with CPA funds
Acquire, preserve, rehabilitate and restore historic resources
Acquire, create, and preserve land for recreation use; and rehabilitate and restore land for recreational use (new as of 7/8/2012).
Acquire, create, preserve, and support community housing; and rehabilitate and restore community housing acquired or created with CPA funds
Each fiscal year, at least 10% of the revenues in the Community Preservation Plan must be spent or set aside for open space (excluding recreational uses), 10% for historic preservation, and 10% for community housing. Up to 5% may be spent on administration. The remaining 70% of funds may be allocated to any one or a combination of the three main uses, including public recreational purposes.
The CPA in Gloucester
By popular vote in the fall of 2008, the citizens of adopted a 1% surcharge to be spent in accordance with the provisions of the Community Preservation Act. Gloucester
The nine member Community Preservation Committee (CPC) was then established In accordance with the terms of the Act. The CPC consists of four members at-large and one representative each from the Historic Commission, the Conservation Commission, the Housing Authority, the Planning Board, and Parks and Recreation.
J.J. Bell, Co-Chair
3 Banner Hill Way
Sandy Dahl Ronan, Co-Chair
92 Prospect St.
Bill Dugan, Housing Authority
259 Washington St.
John Feener, Conservation Commission
45B Warner Street
Karen Gallagher, Planning Board
34 Atlantic St. 2/14/14
Tom O'Keefe, Historical Commission
31 Leonard St.
Charlie Crowley, Open Space & Recreation
6 Eveleth Road
Stacy Randell, At-Large
8 Haven Terrace
Scott Smith, At-Large
12 Grapevine Rd.
The mission of the Community Preservation Committee is to study the needs of the City of Gloucester in cooperation with various city boards, departments, organizations, and citizens and to solicit and evaluate proposals for the use of Community Preservation Act funds for the maximum benefit to the City of Gloucester. The CPC will recommend to the City Council those projects which it deems will best achieve the purpose of the Community Preservation Act legislation in the areas of open space, historic preservation, affordable housing and recreation.