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Town Of Brookline To Hold Community Preservation Plan Engagement Opportunities

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Town Administrator Chas Carey is pleased to announce that the Town of Brookline will hold engagement opportunities for residents to get involved in the drafting of its Community Preservation Plan (CPP).

After voting to adopt the Community Preservation Act (CPA) in 2021, Brookline is currently developing its first Community Preservation Plan (CPP). The Community Preservation Committee (CPC), per the state statute, is tasked with studying the needs, possibilities, and resources of the Town regarding community preservation. The CPC is working with consultants at JM Goldson on the first CPP draft.

The plan will include overall policies and goals, as well as identify needs, goals, and eligible activities for each of the four project categories: Community Housing, Historic Preservation, Open Space, and Outdoor Recreation. The CPC will use this plan as a framework and guide for prioritizing funding applications.

As a part of the CPP drafting process, the Town will be offering opportunities for Brookline community members to get involved and help create the plan.

A Community Charrette will be held on Wednesday, June 05, 2023 from 06:30 p.m. – 08:00 p.m. at Brookline High School, 22 Tappan Street, Brooklin, MA 02445. This open house event will offer light refreshments and activities for all ages. The Town’s project consultants will discuss some of their initial findings and provide collaborative activities for participants to workshop their ideas.

Residents are encouraged to take a short survey, which can be found here, and share their ideas on how the CPC should prioritize spending its funds.

Those looking for more information should contact Community Preservation Planner Tina McCarthy at 617-730-2612, or by e-mail at tmccarthy@brooklinema.gov.