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.
CPA GRANT FUNDING ROUND 2021-22 LAUNCHED ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2021
The Community Preservation Committee has created the following documents to explain the purpose of the CPA and how to apply for funding:
PRE-APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2021 BY NOON.
Please contact Denise Deschamps, staff for the Community Preservation Committee, and Economic Development Planner with the Planning and Development Department, if you have questions about the application process and project eligibility. Denise may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 978-605-2356.
TEMPORARY EMERGENCY HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: The City of Beverly, through its Community Preservation Committee, established a temporary, emergency housing assistance program for households with income at 100% or below of area median income who are ineligible to receive assistance from other housing programs or who have received the maximum amount of assistance allowable under these programs. This new program is being administered by the North Shore Community Action Program. Please click here for additional information. The ultimate intent of the program is to assist households who have experienced economic adversity as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and, as a result, their housing has been jeopardized. Assistance for homeowners through this new program is only available to those whose homes are deed-restricted as affordable, per the Community Preservation Act, Massachusetts General Law Chapter 44B.
- The 3rd Thursday of the Month, or as Posted. Click following link to access the CPC's 2021 meeting calendar: /DocumentCenter/View/1828
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
|Heather Richter, Chair - At-Large City Council Appointee||July 31, 2022|
|Derek Beckwith, Vice Chair - Planning Board Representative||July 31, 2023|
|Amy Benjamin- At-Large City Council Appointee||July 31, 2024|
|Robert Buchsbaum - Conservation Commission Representative||July 31, 2021|
|Thomas Bussone, II - Housing Authority Representative||July 31, 2021|
|Christy Edwards - At-Large City Council Appointee||July 31, 2023|
|Nancy Marino - Parks and Recreation Commission Representative||July 31, 2022|
|Marilyn McCrory - Open Space and Recreation Committee Representative||July 31, 2023|
|Wendy Pearl, Historic District Commission Representative||July 31, 2022|