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Salem’s CPA Draft Community Preservation Plan Now Available

The city's Draft Community Preservation Plan is now available.

File photo.
File photo.

Salem's Community Preservation Committee has released its FY14 Draft Community Preservation Plan.

The Community Preservation Plan will be used to guide the CPC’s decision-making when reviewing and recommending projects for Community Preservation Act funding.

The plan includes an overview of the CPA in Salem, evaluation criteria and a timeline. It also references several planning documents that have been vetted through public processes and summarizes some of the relevant needs, goals and recommendations of those plans. 

The CPC is inviting public comment on the draft plan through Feb. 26. Following the receipt of comments, the plan will be finalized and applications for CPA funding will be made available.

To date the CPC has reviewed 14 applications for Determination of Eligibility and voted that the following 12 projects are eligible for CPA funding:

  • 52-60 Dow & 105-111 Congress Street - Housing acquistion and rehabilitation.
  • 32 Derby Square - Old Town Hall - Window restoration.
  • Salem Common - Fence Restoration.
  • Greenlawn Cemetery - Dickson Memorial Chapel Restoration.
  • 370 Essex St. - Salem Public Library roof replacement.
  • 184 Lafayette Street - Wall restoration.
  • Choate Memorial and Roger Conant Statues - Restoration.
  • Winter Island Park - Scenic Walkway/bike path creation.
  • Winter Island - Fort Pickering restoration.
  • 15 Ward St. - Pocket Park Creation.
  • Pocket Park Rehabilitation - Driver, Patton, Lafayette and Swiniuch Park improvements.
  • Palmer Cove and Mack Parks - Community gardens improvements

Eligibility applications may be submitted to the CPC at any time. The CPC’s tentative deadline for the receipt of applications for CPA funding is April 3.

The Draft Community Preservation Plan and additional information can be found athttp://www.salem.com/Pages/SalemMA_CPC/index.

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