Community Preservation Committee
Announcing NEW Community Preservation Plan!
We are excited to announce the completion of the Community Preservation Plan for the 2023 Fiscal Year! The Community Preservation Committee used feedback from residents, boards and committees across Town to understand community preservation needs and develop goals for CPA funds. The Committee will begin recommending grants relating to recreation, open space, historic preservation and community housing in fall 2022!
Click here to view the plan : Community Preservation Plan
Please note that the application process and forms are currently under development and will be made available at the end of summer 2022. Sign up for CPC notifications to stay updated as these documents and timelines are announced!
Community Preservation Forum
About the Committee:
The Town of Shrewsbury adopted the Community Preservation Act (CPA) in August 8, 2020. The 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 Each community that adopts the Community Preservation Act is required to establish a Community Preservation Committee (CPC) to administer the program.
The CPC is not currently accepting applications. We anticipate opening Fall 2022.
The Board of Selectmen appointed the At-Large Shrewsbury Community Preservation Committee on April 27, 2021. The Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Historical Commission, Shrewsbury Housing Authority and Parks and Cemetery Commission appointed 1 member from their respective groups to serve on the Community Preservation Committee.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agenda (PDF) | View All Agendas and Minutes
- Rajesh Velagapudi, At Large Member
- Martha Gach, Conservation Commission Representative
- Gail Aslanian, Historical Commission Representative
- Purna Rao, Planning Board Representative
- James LeMay, Parks & Cemetery Commission Representative
- Kathleen McSweeney, Housing Authority Representative
- Rowen McAllister, Department of Planning and Economic Development