Manchester-by-the-Sea releases draft CP Plan for public review

Historic Postcard of Singing Beach, posted on Town of Manchester Parks and Recreation Department webpage, accessed February 2015.

Historic Postcard of Singing Beach, posted on Town of Manchester Parks and Recreation Department webpage, accessed February 2015.

The Manchester-by-the-Sea Community Preservation Committee's draft Community Preservation Plan is ready for public review.  The Plan identifies the CPC’s mission, guiding principles to provide a foundation for future CPC recommendations, as well as target fund allocation goals and goals that are specific to each CPA funding category.

The CPC’s proposed mission that is presented in the draft Plan for comment is to enhance the community’s unique identity as a small picturesque Cape Ann town and to recommend funding for initiatives that:

  • Promote community spirit, diversity, and vitality
  • Support continued vibrancy of downtown Manchester and enhance tourism opportunities related to the community’s historic resources and natural beauty
  • Protect at-risk natural resources
  • Enhance public enjoyment of natural and historic resources

(Note, the Manchester CPC voted to revise the draft plan on 8/5/15 to eliminate all proposed target allocation goals.  This post has been updated from a 7/29/15 version to reflect this change.)

You can learn more about JM Goldson's work on this project, the upcoming public hearing, and download the draft Plan here.