Community Preservation Committee

Overview

The Community Preservation Act (CPA) was passed by the State Legislature in September 2000 to help cities and towns preserve the character of their communities. In 2019, Lowell residents voted to adopt the CPA in the City and approved a surcharge on property taxes to be used to fund open space, historic preservation, recreation, and affordable housing projects.

The Lowell Community Preservation Committee (CPC) reviews and endorses proposed projects for CPA funds. The CPC reviews and votes on projects based on the criteria outlined in the City’s Community Preservation Plan, as well as the state’s Community Preservation Act (M.G.L. c. 44B) guidelines. All recommendations are sent to the City Council for final approval.

For any questions regarding the Community Preservation Act, the application process, current projects under review, or any other feedback, contact Dylan Ricker at dricker@lowellma.gov or by phone at 978-674-1464.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View the most recent agendas and minutes here.

Meetings

• The meeting schedule is To Be Determined. The next meeting is scheduled for March 25 at 6:30PM
• View LTC (Lowell Telecommunications Corp) for public meeting recordings
• View 2021 Community Preservation Committee Schedule

Notice of meetings is posted at least two days in advance of the meeting on the bulletin board outside of City Hall in the JFK Plaza and on the City of Lowell’s Online Event Calendar.

Projects Under Review

View active FY21 Applications here.

Application Process

All applicants must submit an eligibility form before submitting a full application. This form will be used by staff to determine whether a project is eligible for Community Preservation Act funds. All eligibility forms for FY21 are due by TBD.

Application Forms

• Forms will be uploaded once they are finalized.

Community Preservation Committee

Title
Name
Affiliation
Term Exp.
MemberBradley BuitenhuysConservation Commission11/10/2022
MemberTroy DepeizaHistoric Board11/10/2023
MemberSinead GallivanPlanning Board11/10/2023
MemberJohn LinnehanBoard of Parks11/10/2021
MemberPhillip SheaLowell Housing Authority Board11/10/2022
MemberSidney LiangCity Manager Appointee11/10/2022
ChairAdam BaackeCity Manager Appointee11/10/2023
MemberDiane TraddDirector of DPD11/10/2021
Vice ChairEric SlagleDirector of Development Services11/10/2021