Wild and Scenic North Shore District, Aquinnah (Gay Head), Chilmark, Tisbury (Vineyard Haven), West Tisbury

Name: Wild and Scenic North Shore District
Town: Aquinnah (Gay Head), Chilmark, Tisbury (Vineyard Haven), West Tisbury
Status: Designated
Designation Date: Thursday, March 22, 2001
Description: The Wild and Scenic North Shore District was designated in order to protect the wild and scenic natural beauty of the District from undue visual intrusion; to allow the unimpeded natural processes of littoral drift to occur, providing continuous beach nourishment along the length of the North Shore; to protect wildlife habitats; to prevent obstruction to navigation throughout the District; to protect against storm damage that may be caused or exacerbated by inappropriate development; to promote economic development of fisheries and related industries.
Boundaries: waters and lands of north shore, lighthouse to lighthouse, extending 100' seaward from MLW
General Restrictions: permitted uses- routine maintenance, uses such as recreational fishing and boating not involving the permanent placement of any new fill or structure; specially permitted uses - permanent placement of any fill or structure for municipal purposes or for purposes of commercial fishing, shellfishing or aquaculture; all other uses prohibited (including private piers)

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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