Some good news to report, since the Massachusetts Housing Appeals Committee (HAC) site visit for the proposed 40B Surfside Crossing (SSX) development this past May it was determined in Superior Court that the Nantucket Land Council should have standing in the case, thus halting any further forward movement on this development for the time being! We will certainly keep you posted as events arise or any changes occur.
Additionally we have been very active keeping an eye on many matters concerning the island which will impact residents, such as infrastructure and the fragile environment. In this role, various Nantucket Tipping Point board members have been and continue to attend in person and by Zoom, Planning Board, Zoning Board, Board of Health, PFAS water testing and Nantucket Airport involvement in PFAS mitigation, Affordable Housing Trust, Housing Production Plans, Conservation Commission, Coastal Resiliency Plan development, Planning and Economic Development, Nantucket Land Council, Nantucket Land Bank meetings and more to keep current about issues beyond the extreme high density developments such as Surfside Crossing.
Recent topics under discussion at meetings attended are varied and include but are not limited to: Our harbor and pond water quality, infrastructure limits and capacity such as electricity, sewer, water, road use and congestion, collaboration between town boards such as Zoning and Nantucket Planning and Economic Development, Housing for municipal employees, Coastal resiliency and erosion across the island.
We feel it is very important to stay involved and strongly encourage public involvement as it is up to all of us be the stewards of Nantucket's health, safety, welfare and environment! It is a daunting task to keep up with everything that is going on so look for our posts on our official Facebook Page and here on our website where we will post detailed information or links to further educate the public on the decisions, actions and events the Town Leadership and other organizations are taking to address these important issues.
We hope you are not stuck in traffic too often or spending a lot of time standing in line somewhere and are enjoying your summer! Please feel free to contact us with any questions and look for future updates!