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
The public is cordially invited to help shape the future of affordable housing in Oak Bluffs by participating in a Housing Production Plan community workshop on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. at The Oak Bluffs School Cafeteria, 50 Tradewinds Avenue, in Oak Bluffs.  The workshop has been carefully structured to develop concrete strategies that tackle the affordable housing issue head on.  This workshop is a joint effort of the Affordable Housing Committee, the Planning Board and the Selectmen.   

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Downtown Streetscape
The first public forum for phase two of Streetscape will be held October 26th at 7pm in the Oak Bluffs Library.  Please join us for this exciting opportunity to shape the future of downtown.  
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