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Planning & Community Development - Community Preservation Division

Town of Braintree Department of Planning and Community Development

Community Preservation Division
1 JFK Memorial Drive
Braintree, MA 02184
781 794-8230
Fax: 781 794-8089

Director: Christine Stickney, 781 794-8232,
Administrative Assistant: Louise Quinlan, 781 794-8235,

Departmental Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Department Description


The Town of Braintree passed the Community Preservation Act in 2002, a statewide act that allows cities and towns to take an active role in long term planning.  Acceptance of the Community Preservation Act dedicates 1% of property taxes to fund open space, historic, affordable housing and some limited recreational initiatives.  The Planning and Community Development Office serves as staff to the Community Preservation Committee in their implementation of the CPA.  The Community Preservation Committee is a nine member volunteer committee appointed by the Mayor and Town Council.