Special Places District

Designation Date: 
Thursday, April 1, 1976
One of three original Island-wide districts nominated and designated by the early Commissioners. Together they form the backbone of DCPC protection. The Special Places District includes an inland pond zone, a hilltop zone, and a historic and cultural zone.
within 100' of extreme high water of the inland ponds; hilltop and historic boundaries specific to each place
Designation Criteria: 
cultural or historic resource; major public investment, hazardous district
General Restrictions: 
special permit with site plan review for most uses involving structures; in hilltop zone, height may not break the treeline; in inland ponds zone, no on-site sanitary disposal facilities
Amendment To: 
Special Places District

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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