DRI Documents

DRI Checklist Documents

1) DRI Checklist (Version 13)

2) DRI Referral Form (Version 13)

3) DRI Checklist (Version 13) Summary of Changes

 

DRI Policies

The MVC adopts policies to assist applicants in designing projects and preparing applications, and to guide the Commission in DRI.

Open Space Preservation Policy
This policy, which applies to all subdivisions as well as developments on parcels greater than 3 acres; calls for setting aside certain portions of most of these properties as permanently protected open space.
 
Water Quality Policy

This policy seeks to ensure that new projects do not cause excessive nitrogen loading and further deterioration of water quality in the Vineyard’s fragile coastal ponds; also deals with freshwater ponds, groundwater, and large water withdrawals.
 
Site Design and Landscape Policy
This policy gives basic guidance about the layout of the development in relation to the property, as well as about landscaping and lighting. (Also refer to the online Polly Hill Arboretum Plant Selection Guide, a resource intended to guide municipalities, landscape architects, and individuals towards plants with excellent horticultural, ecological and adaptive characteristics that are suitable for landscape uses on Martha’s Vineyard.) 

 

Energy and Environmental Building Policy
This policy deals with minimizing fossil fuel use by employing energy efficiency techniques and renewable energy sources, and also encourages the use of environmentally sound “green-building” design techniques.

Affordable Housing Policy
This policy seeks to mitigate the impact of residential and commercial development on low and moderate-income housing.

This policy deals with historic preservation, community character, universal access, green building, impacts on abutters, building resilience, and archeology. 
 
Procedures to be followed in the cases of past DRI Conditions in non-compliance or in the cases of non-referral of projects at the town level which trigger the DRI Checklist but have not beer referred to the MVC for DRI Review.

 

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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