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Housing Production Plans

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Tell us about your housing needs and your priorities and concerns about housing issues: Take The All Island Planning Board Housing Survey

The Selectmen, Planning Boards and Housing Committees of all six towns are working to create Housing Production Plans (HPP) to help address the Island's housing crisis. Your input is needed over the course of 3 interactive public meetings to help the towns decide how much housing they need and where and how they want to create it? Developing a HPP will require the towns to address some big issues about zoning, density and wastewater.

Come voice your needs and help shape the housing and zoning policies the Island will use to create housing people can afford. SAVE THE DATES BELOW.

Aquinnah: Mondays at 7:00 on September 19, November 14 and December 12, 2016, Old Town Hall. Community Dinner starts at 6:30.

Chilmark: Wednesdays at 7:00 on September 21, November 16 and December 14, 2016. Chilmark Library in September and November, Selectmen's Meeting Room at Town Hall in December.

EdgartownTuesdays at 5:30 on September 20, November 15 and December 13, 2016, Menemsha Room of the Harbor View Hotel.

Oak Bluffs: Wednesday at 4:00 on September 21 Oak Bluffs School Cafeteria. Wednesday November 16 and December 14, 2016, 7:00 Oak Bluffs School Cafeteria.

Tisbury: Thursday at 6:00 on September 22 and  November 17, at 6:00, Tisbuy Senior Center.  Thursday December 15, 2016 at 6:30, Tisbury Senior Center.

West TisburyMondays at 4:00 on September 19, November 14 and December 12, 2016, Public Safety Building

Food/snacks will be served. The meetings will be professionally facilitated. Here is more information about the meetings and Housing Production Plans.


BOEM and MassCEC Release Marine Wildlife Survey Results to Guide Offshore Wind Development

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) announce the results of two new multi-year marine wildlife survey efforts that focus on collecting baseline biological occurrence and distribution data for whale, turtle, and bird species within the Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) offshore Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The wildlife surveys found that the Massachusetts and Rhode Island WEAs avoid the high concentrations of protected species of whales, turtles and seabirds in these areas.

To view the final reports:

​BOEM  10-25-16  Contact: Tracey Moriarty   703-787-1571                       10/25/16 jat


Take the Housing Survey

The All-Island Planning Board wants to hear from you.  Every Planning Board on the Island is in the process of developing Housing Production Plans.  To create plans which reflect the needs and concerns of the residents, the Planning Boards would benefit from your direct feedback.


Map of the Month-ish 

Traffic Crashes from 2012 thru 2014 and Injuries from Crashes

These two maps display traffic crash data from 2012 thru 2014.  This is the latest data available from MassDOT at this time.  While the down-Island inset maps show the individual crash sites, the Island-wide view clusters the data together for every 75m.  Crashes are reported by the Town's Police Department to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.  MassDOT then receives this data and geo-locates each crash.  Data ommissions do exist on these maps since report submission varies by Police Department and MassDOT is unable to geo-locate all crashes due to insufficient location information.  

To peruse other maps, visit our Map Library.

Taffic Crashes










Injuries from Traffic Crashes

Transportation Plans Available

The Martha's Vineyard Joint Transportation Committee has recently adopted a new Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  These documents outline the Island's goals, budgets and projects regarding transportation for the next four years.

For further information, go to this web page and/or contact Priscilla Leclerc, MVC Senior Transportation Planner leclerc [at]



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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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