Community Preservation Committee
870 Moraine St.
Marshfield, MA 02050
The annual deadline for submitting an application is September 30. Some projects, such as real estate acquisitions, are considered on an as needed basis. Contact the Administrator for more information.
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. , upstairs in the Seth Ventress Building, South River Street. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
CPC Agendas and Approved Meeting Minutes:
Community Preservation Application:
|Tom Whalen, Chair||2013|
Since becoming law in 2000, the Community Preservation Act has been a major funding tool in helping
CPA funds are overseen by an all volunteer Community Preservation Committee (CPC) and can only be used for specific purposes as outlined in the legislation. Community Preservation funds are not meant to offset budget shortfalls or be relied on for fundraising.
Coordination with other governing bodies has been a priority for the CPC, whose members use their varied areas of expertise including real estate development, environmental and land use law, business, investments, housing, construction, environmental assessments and historical preservation, to guide decision making.
As a result, the CPC has been involved in funding a number of initiatives identified in the Town’s Open Space, Recreation, and Housing Plans. CPC works closely with Planning, Public Works, Recreation, the Open Space and Trails & Ways Committee, as well as local preservation groups to purchase open space and fund title searches and appraisals for key parcels of land believed critical to protecting current and future water sources. To date, CPA funds have purchased over 200 acres of preservation land across
CPC also funds the efforts of local historic preservation groups to restore a number of historic landmarks of significance to the history and character of the community. Many of these projects continue to be used by residents for social functions, education, research and business.
Providing funds for affordable housing has been an important component of
Further information about the Community Preservation Act can be found at www.communitypreservation.org.
Marshfield Community Preservation Act Projects
Open Space - Land Acquisitions
Salvetti Land Acquisition, 8.3 Acres, Pleasant Street Rear, Parcel F15-02-12
Pratt Land Acquisition, 37.5 Acres, South River Street, Parcels H08-02-01, H08-02-03, H08-04-01
Develop an Open Space Plan
Metuxet Woods/Ferry Street Land Acquisition of 9 Acres, Parcel G13-01-02
Fitzgerald/Ferry Street Land Acquisition of 4.75 Acres, Parcel G10-04-20
Messer/Union Street Land Acquisition 25 of Acres, Parcel B13-01-08
Goggin/Union Street Land Acquisition of 49 Acres, North River Frontage, Dock
Church Street Land Acquisition 7 Acres, H13-02-08 (funded with Water Enterprise funds)
Ellis/Plain Street Land Acquisition of 27 Acres, Parcel F08-02-10B
GIS Development on Behalf of the Town to Assist in all Facets of Community Preservation
Owners Unknown Title Search Conducted by the DPW
Land Acquisition Appraisals Expenses on Behalf of the Open Space Committee
Multi-sport Athletic Fields
South River Park/Veterans Honor Roll
Kids at Play Playground Equipment
Skate Park Landscaping
Coast Guard Hill
Trails & Ways Committee Mapping Project - GPS Equipment
Community and Affordable Housing Efforts
Affordable Housing Plan Implementation
Housing Coordinator Position to Implement Housing Plan
Affordable Housing Conversions
Winslow Village I & II Conversion Expenses for Handicap Accessibility
Daniel Webster Law Office Restoration and Relocation
Daniel Webster House Restoration and Adaptive Re-use
Clift Rogers Library Restoration
Marshfield Fire Station 2 Restoration
1835 Marcia Thomas House Preservation and Cataloguing Artificats
GAR Hall Restoration Study
Hatch Mill Preservation
Veterans Park Lagoon
Winslow House Restoration
Marshfield Historic District Study
Seth Ventress Building Preservation and Adaptive Re-use
Hancock Paint Building Purchase
Howland Cemetery Restoration Blacksmith Shop Restoration