2011 CPC Applications
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Due to increased and ongoing development pressure in Scituate, the preservation of open space is becoming increasingly important. With property values rising in recent years, the acquisition of open space has become increasingly difficult and urgent. The CPA is a proactive tool for the community to preserve our quality of life, the purity of our water, control property taxes and find a balance between economic development and preservation.

Completed applications are made available to all members of the Committee for a formal vote at an ensuing meeting. Project applications voted on favorably by the Committee will be recommended by the Committee to Town Meeting 2011.
Crosbie Application

This property is a 48 acre parcel consisting of primarily treed uplands, abutting the South Swamp and Appleton Field, an open space parcel purchased with CPC funds in 2003.

The Crosbie family has owned the subject property since the early 1900’s. The family has explored development of this land and have some good perks, but would prefer to see this land preserved. We believe that given the current financial climate, this is a great time to purchase this important property.

The Crosbie family has agreed to the purchase price of $17,000 an acre, which has historically been the amount supported by CPC appraisals for open space.
Hubbell Application

This property is a 16.26 acre parcel in the area between North Scituate and Minot off of Indian Trail. It is bordered by Indian Trail, Cavanagh Road, a privately owned 20 acre open space parcel and abuts Town of Scituate Conservation land. From the height of the land, views of the marshes and ocean can be seen on the Glades side and views of the Gulf River from the other side.

The abutting Scituate Conservation land of 16.4 acres was donated to the Town by Dick Hubbell in the 1960’s, and his children are the sellers in this proposal. The family has explored developing this property and have seven documented and accepted perks on the property. However, they would like to leave this property intact rather than building since it was a favorite spot of their father’s. They would like this land to be a legacy for the town from their family, and are requesting that it be called the “Hubbell Preserve.”

The Hubbell family has agreed to the purchase price of $17,000 an acre, which has historically been the amount supported by CPC appraisals for open space.