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Zoning Reform Subcommittee 2019-2022

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Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road

Howard Stein Hudson (HSH) has prepared this technical memorandum for the Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) to present both short- and long-term safety improvements that could be implemented at the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road crossing between Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) on the southern side of the road and the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services (MVCS), and the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena on the northern side of the road.

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Read the report

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CWMP Public Information Meeting

A public information meeting with progress on the Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP) was held October 23, 2019. Please click on the letter at right or below to read a letter from OBPB Chairperson Ewell Hopkins.

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Letter from Ewell Hopkins

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Transportation Action Plan

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Members

Ewell Hopkins, Chairperson
Term Expires: 2024

Mark Crossland, Vice Chair
Term Expires: 2027

Erik Albert
Term Expires: 2026

JoJo Lambert
Term Expires: 2025

Sean DeBettencourt
Term Expires: 2028


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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

Edgartown Vineyard Haven Road Corridor Planning Initiative

Oak Bluffs is a cherished place, its southern region being the heart of Martha's Vineyard's three down-island towns, if not the entire Island community. This region, a mixture of public & non-profit services, and residential & commercial land uses faces strong development pressures. Few people are aware of the vast amounts of undeveloped land and the interests of current landowners to repurpose their existing developed parcels.

It is the goal of the Oak Bluffs Planning Board to bring an improved process of visioning and oversight to this critical segment of our town.

We invite you to review the recently adopted report of existing land uses and established regulations. This baseline of planning will serve to inform all future efforts in this segment of town. As defined in this report, for planning purposes, this segment of Oak Bluffs will be referred to as The Edgartown- Vineyard Haven Road Corridor.

Land Use and Regulations Report (PDF)

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