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

We're Hiring!

Island Housing Planner

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission is seeking an Island Housing Planner to work individually and as part of a team to promote housing opportunities on the Island. The Housing Planner works closely with various organizations to support regional housing needs through technical assistance, research, analysis, and community outreach; and serves as the main MVC staff member to implement Commission housing policies through the review of Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs).

For full job description and qualifications, please visit the Island Housing Planner page.

 

*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* - Real Estate Sales Map & Dashboard

The Dukes County Registry of Deeds has mapped the location of sales since January of 2021.  The Martha's Vineyard Commission has made these data accessible via the Sales Data Dashboard.  You can decide to see all the data or filter the data by year, month, and/or town.  Sale price statistics such as average, median, & total number of sales are provided.

Check it out:  Dukes County Sales Data Dashboard

Questions about the data?  Contact the Registry.

Questions about the dashboad?  Contact the MVC's Cartographer, Chris Seidel.

posted 8/1/2022

*New* - Natural Resources Conservation Service - Meeting & Survey

Via Zoom, join the NRCS's Local Working Group meeting (Thursday 9/29/22 Noon - 2:00pm) "...to provide input on natural resource priorities for the NRCS and the state conservationists."  Those with interests in soil, water, wetland, plant, forestry, & wildlife sciences are encouraged to attend &/or complete the NRCS survey.

Email Austin Miles for Zoom link.

posted 9/7/2022

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PLANNING FOCUS AREAS

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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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Moratorium
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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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