The Town of Nantucket is in the process of updating its 2009 Master Plan, as required by Massachusetts State Law.
The Master Plan, in its simplest terms, is a vital long-term roadmap that serves to guide the overall character, physical form, growth, and development of Nantucket. With a planning horizon of 20 years, the Master Plan reflects an overall vision for the future of Nantucket based on a comprehensive planning process that involves taking a long-term view of issues and opportunities facing the island, evaluating alternative directions and approaches, and recommending strategies to make Nantucket and even better place in the future.
Key to this process is neighborhood-level Area Plans to be developed by communities around the island, including Monomoy. Under the auspices of the Monomoy Civic Association (MCA), a Monomoy Area Plan Working Group was created to work with the Town to develop Monomoy’s first-ever Area Plan as a key input to the Town Master Plan.
Preparation of the Monomoy Area Plan is being participatory and inclusive, structured to ensure all stakeholder voices are heard and to develop a consensus among residents about the future of the Monomoy. Community engagement will involve formulating and distributing a detailed survey to gather input from residents, augmented by a series of listening sessions and workshop meetings where issues and strategies were discussed.
Guided by direct input from the community, the Monomoy Area Plan identifies and promotes a common vision for the future of Monomoy. Designed to offer a compelling and actionable vision for Monomoy over the next decade, it aims to be relevant for the next 20 years and beyond. This document is crafted as a dynamic and informational guide that reflects integral components of the Monomoy community fabric. It also serves as a tool for the Town and community leaders to strengthen and preserve the Island's culture, image, character, and unique sense of place.
We urge you to complete the online survey promptly and participate in whatever listening sessions you possibly can.