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. CPA also helps strengthen the state and local economies by expanding housing opportunities and construction jobs for the Commonwealth's workforce, and by supporting the tourism industry through preservation of the Commonwealth’s historic and natural resources. The CPA was adopted in Wenham by Town Meeting in 2005.
Wenham’s CPC welcomes and will give full consideration to all open space, historic, recreational, and housing applications that meet the criteria of the Act. Application information can be found in that tab.
Please note that the deadline to submit an application for
Community Preservation Eligibility is on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 430 PM.
This is a separate form from the full 2023 CPC application and must be done first to determine eligibility to apply for project funding for fiscal year 2025.
The application deadline for the 2024 Annual Town Meeting will be Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 4:30 pm at the Town Administrator's Office. Applicants must submit 1 hard copy and 1 copy electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check back often for updates to the application submittal process.
|Janet Burt||Vice-Chair, At-Large||2026|
|John Cusolito||Joint Recreation||2026|
|Leo Maestranzi||Conservation Commission||2024|
|Trudy Reid||Clerk, Housing Authority||2025|
|Bonnie Anderson||Historic District||2024|
|Rick Woodland||Chair, Planning Board Rep||2026|
For general information on the Community Preservation Act:
For the Language of the Community Preservation Act Law:
- The Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The General Court Chapter 267 of the Acts of 2000 - An Act Relative To Community Preservation