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. CPA funding applications will be received in the Permitting Office. The CPA funding application deadline for Town Meeting in 2022 is still to be determined. Check back often for updates to the application submittal process.
|Trudy Reid||Housing Authority||2025|
|Dan Curran||Joint Recreation||2023|
|Peter Clay||Planning Board||2023|
|Barbara Locke||Historic District||2024|
|Leo Maestranzi||Conservation Commission||2024|
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