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

The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is seeking new members!

Do you or someone you know wish to contribute to a small group working to improve walking and bicycling throughout the Vineyard? The MVC is accepting expressions of interest for appointment to the eight-member BPAC until March 28th. The Joint Transportation Committee is expected to make appointments in April. Here are the specifics. Questions? Bill Veno is available to help.

Climate Change

It's Climate Week! Sunday, May 8 to Saturday, May 14

Climate Week Events
A full schedule of Climate Week events can be found on the Climate Action Plan website: www.thevineyardway.org

 

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.

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COVID-19 Info

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)

Development Project Review (DRIs)

Active DRIs

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
 

 

 

Survey Results

Findings

Healthy Aging Martha's Vineyard (HAMV) received survey responses from nearly 2,500 respondents comprising the older adult community across the island. The survey was released in 2020 and generated significant interest across all six towns. The project aims in large part to help Island towns and organizations document their annual spending, and to generate wider conversations and planning surrounding the topic of healthy aging. A short summary of results can be found, here. The findings from all 68 questions are available as well. For specific questions, please contact HAMV Executive Director, Cindra Trish: ctrish@hamv.org or MVC Special Projects Planner, Dan Doyle: doyle@mvcommission.org

Adaptation Context Booklets

 

The MVC has developed a series of booklets to help Island towns as they adapt to the impacts of climate change. The booklets contain the latest information and resources for the Island, and were funded in part through the Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness grant program. Click on the links below to read or download:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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