Planning Board


  • Brian Packish, Chairperson
    Term Expires: 2018
  • Erik Albert
    Term Expires: 2021
  • Robert Fehl
    Term Expires: 2020

  • Jeremiah McCarthy
    Term Expires: 2017
  • Ewell Hopkins
    Term Expires: 2019


Housing Production Plan Community Workshop
You can still voice your needs and help determine the housing and zoning policies we'll use to create housing that people can afford.

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday November 16 at 7pm in the Oak Bluffs School Cafeteria, for the second of three interactive, facilitated workshops that will help us develop a Housing Production Plan (HPP).

The Housing Committees, Planning Boards and Selectmen of all six towns are working to create Housing Production Plans to address the Island's housing needs. Over the course of the 3 public meetings, each town will decide how much housing it needs and where it wants to build it.  A completed HPP will help each town understand the best ways to meet its current and future housing needs while preserving town character and values.

At this workshop, we'll first review a draft vision statement based on community input at the September HPP workshop. Then we'll develop goals to achieve that vision and start designing strategies to reach the goals.

More information, Vision Statements and complete summaries of the first workshop are available at
You can participate even if you didn't attend the first meeting!

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Downtown Streetscape
Thank you to all the participants of the October 26 phase two public forum.  For those who couldn't attend, we have attached the presentation below.  We will have a link to the MVTV recording shortly.  We look forward to seeing you at future meetings. 
Oct 26 Phase Two Public Forum Presentation 
Phase Two Plans
Streetscape Master Plan

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Powers and Duties
  • Prepare a comprehensive/master plan (MGL c 41 §81D)
  • Propose, review, hold hearings and make recommendations on zoning bylaw/ordinance changes (text and map)
  • Review and act on subdivisions - preliminary and definitive plans (MGL c. 41, § 81K-81GG)
  • Review and sign Approval Not Required (ANR) plans
  • May be a Special Permit Granting Authority (SPGA)
  • Review and act on Site Plan Reviews/Approvals
  • May hire and supervise planner
  • Review and make recommendations to the ZBA (Special permits, comprehensive permits.)
  • Review and act on Scenic Road changes
  • Review and act on Repetitive Petitions
  • Initiate planning projects/plans
  • Review requests to remove property from MGL c. 61
  • May review and recommend capital improvements
  • Other duties as authorized by bylaw, charter