Martha's Vineyard Commission

 

The Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) is the regional planning agency for Martha’s Vineyard Island and the Elizabeth Islands (together, comprising the County of Dukes County).

The mission of the MVC is twofold: (1.) To assist our region’s 7 towns (Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Gosnold, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, & West Tisbury) with planning expertise; and (2.) Protect and enhance the islands’ environment, economy, character, and social fabric.

Staff is working remotely. Staff contact information can be found here, or call Lucy Morrison (508) 693-3453 x110 or (774) 563-5279.

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HEADLINES - What's New

*NEW* - MA Climate Change Assessment - Public Comment Wanted

MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA) is seeking public comment on their draft Massachusetts Climate Change Assessment.  Please submit feedback by Nov. 16 at 5:00pm using the survey form found on the project website.

Have questions about climate change on MV?  Please contact, Liz Durkee, the MVC's climate change planner.

posted 11/3/2022

 

*NEW - Commission Retreat - October 2022

 

The MVC held its first retreat this year. While the event was mostly held in Executive Session, there were portions open to the public, including presentations by various department heads. 

Liz Durkee was unable to make it, but provided a video overview of the recent advances in climate planning.

Chris Seidel gave a presentation on the MVC's planning work as told through maps.

Bill Veno spoke about the Island Plan and the lessons learned through the process.

Dan Doyle gave an overview of the District of Critical Planning Concern uses and processes.

Alex Elvin provided an analysis of the Developments of Regional Impact from 1975 to 2022.

Lucy Morrison gave a brief overview of Commissioner Attendance.

and Mike Mauro provided an update on the Transportation Improvement Program projects.


 

 

*NEW - Climate Action Plan - Completed

 

The Vineyard Way is our guide to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, managing the impacts of climate change, and creating a healthier and more resilient community for everyone.  This plan is a 20 year blueprint for addressing the cause and impacts of climate change on Martha's Vineyard.

Climate Action Plan

Vineyard Way Website

Questions? Please contact Liz Durkee ( Climate Change Planner - MVC)

posted 8/19/2022

*New* - ArcGIS Online Homepage

As administrator of our regional ArcGIS OnLine cloud space, the MVC has updated the site's homepage.  Visitors to the site, including town employees and the general public, should have an easier to finding the interactive maps they are looking for.  Or maybe you'll stumble upon something neat & interesting that you didn't even know you were looking for.  Check it out.

Contact the MVC's GIS Coordator, Chris Seidel, if you have questions.

 

posted 10/14/22

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DEVELOPMENT PROJECT REVIEW (DRI - Developments of Regional Impact)

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PLANNING FOCUS AREAS

Coastal
Coastal
Economy
Economy
Housing
Housing
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Maps
Transportation
Transportation
Water
Water

WORKING WITH TOWNS - ACTIVE PROJECTS

MORATORIUM
Aquinnah Chilmark Edgartown Gosnold Oak BLuffs Tisbury West Tisbury Multi-Town

DISTRICTS OF CRITICAL PLANNING CONCERN (DCPC)

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The Process
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Qualifications

Moratorium
Existing DCPC
Decisions
 
The MVC filed an amicus curaie brief regarding the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah vs. the Town of Aquinnah: Amicus Brief 2020-03-27
The Tribe opposed the MVC amicus brief: Opposition 2020-04-06
The MVC responded: Response 2020 2020-04-13
The Order of the Court allowing Motion for Leave to File Amicus Brief: Order 2020-04-16
 

 

 

 

Office location:

Office location:

The Stone Building
33 New York Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Telephone: 508-693-3453
Fax: 508-693-7894

Mailing Address

Mailing address:

Martha's Vineyard Commission
P.O. Box 1447
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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