Lagoon Ridge

Special Permit Decisions, 2021

Modification of a Special Permit | January 25, 2021

Lagoon Ridge is a proposed 23-lot subdivision off of Barnes Road. A yield plan was accepted by the Oak Bluffs Planning Board on January 25, 2018. The first public hearing was held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 and was continued to February 15, 2018. The February 15, 2018 hearing was continued to February 22, 2018. A Planning Board meeting was called on March 1, 2018, to discuss guidance from legal counsel. A public hearing for the Planning Board to re-vote on the special permit under the Flexible Development zoning by-law section 7.3 was called on Thursday, March 22, 2018. The special permit was granted. It was signed and filed with the Town Clerk on April 5, 2018. There is a 20-day appeal period which expires April 25, 2018. 

Letter from Davio Danielson, dated January 26, 2018

Note from applicant: It's clear that some people don't yet understand how well the Amphidrome system works, nor know how well-established it is.... A couple of years ago we had Amphidrome staff come down to present data at a major meeting  about protecting Coastal Embayments in West Tisbury. Their data blew everyone away. Ade Solarin, the previous OB Health Agent,  brought in consultant Dave Bennett to review the system for BPH and Sheri Caseau at the MVC. They confirmed how efficient the system is and were all fully reassured.  The local Board of Health, which has complete legal authority for septic systems in MA, fully approved the Amphidrome system for installation at Lagoon Ridge system already, on July 19, 2016.

How the Amphidrome system works

Note from applicant: Two abutters have commented they'd prefer standard R-3 suburban-type development at Lagoon Ridge. This piece from New York State is one of the better defenses of cluster zoning that I've seen. Creating more elder and affordable housing and smaller homes on smaller lots means 1) more open space, trails and recreation areas 2) small, more affordable lots 3) a greater sense of community 4) less land under tarred roads 5) and meeting OB's community-defined housing needs. The slight increase in density also makes possible the  shared cutting-edge nitrogen-removal system we'll install to protect Lagoon Pond.

• Cluster Zoning

Public Commentary, Tisbury Waterways, Inc.

Public Commentary, Oak Bluffs Shellfish Dept.

Public Commentary, Tisbury Shellfish Dept.

Public Commentary, K. Feiffer & C. Alley

Public Commentary, Robert Nicholls

Pubic Commentary, Oak Bluffs Residents

Public Commentary, Debbie DeBettencourt

Public Commentary, Angelo DiMeglio

Site Tour | January 25, 2018 — Representing a cross-section of supporters, opponents and Planning Board members all together participating in the process.


Revised Plan | July 26, 2018

Plan dated 7 26 2018-1

Board of Health Letter | February 7, 2018

BOH letter

Plan | April 13, 2017


Yield Plan | January 25, 2018


Immediately Affected Developments

  1. Bayes Hill
  2. Meadow View
  3. Oakwood Lane/ Rawluk
  4. Tower Ridge
  5. Vineyard Hills