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.

COVID-19

Staff is working remotely. Staff contact information can be found here, or call (508) 693-3453 x110 and leave a message.

During this time, meetings with staff and other committee meetings will be held via Zoom.  Review this document for instructions on How to Join a Zoom Meeting.

Please see the MVC's COVID-19 Info Page for latest news and resources to assist residents and businesses.

COVID-19 Case Status Map (created by Mass Emergency Management Agency)

Safe Practices for Food Shopping, Take Out Food and Gas Station Use (English)

Safe Practices for Food Shopping, Take Out Food and Gas Station Use (Português)

 

Public NoticeDrone Flight - 2/26/2021 - Sheriff's Meadow Preserve in Edgartown

 

 

HEADLINES - What's New

Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) FY 2022

UPWP & Notice of Public Comment Period

In accordance with the public participation process developed by the Martha's Vineyard Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Martha's Vineyard Joint Transportation Committee (JTC), the draft FFY 2022 Unified Planning Work Program is available for public review and comment. This notice will initiate a 21-day review and comment period. The public comment period will end at 5:00 pm on Monday, June 14, 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, copies of the document are available for download and review on our website here. Paper copies can be made available upon request. Please contact Michael Mauro for further information at [email protected] or (508) 693-3453 x 116.

 

Climate Change

 An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for MA

New Website for Island Ponds

Find out more about the ponds of Martha's Vineyard and how the Commission samples them on our new Island Ponds page. Explore some of the data we've collected over the years and find out more about what you can do to help your pond.

Development Project Review (DRIs)

Districts of Critical Planning Concern (DCPCs)

Elder Services

Economy/Housing

Maps/Data/Aerial Footage

Traffic/Transportation

Water Resources

GRANTS AWARDED

 

DEVELOPMENT PROJECT REVIEW (DRI - Developments of Regional Impact)

Active - Under Review
Active- Under Review
Key Documents
Key Documents
Process
The Process
Existing DCPC
Previously Reviewed

PLANNING FOCUS AREAS

Coastal
Coastal
Economy
Economy
Housing
Housing
Maps
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)

Process
The Process
Active - Under Review
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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