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Building Through Time by esfdla
November 1, 2010, 3:10 pm
Filed under: Martha's Vineyard 2010

The video above was compiled by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission and chronicles development on the island beginning in the year 1600 and projected to the year 2080.  The projection into the future was based on what current zoning allows on the island.  The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission has conserved approximately 3,000 acres on the island as of today.  While this may seem impressive, it only accounts for 5% of total island land mass.  To continue preserving land and generating revenue, the Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission takes a 2% surcharge on all island real estate transactions.  This surcharge allows the land bank to gain an edge in the extraordinarily high prices of land on the island.  Taking a proactive approach to land conservation will protect the Vineyard for future generations.

Live well and be well,



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Thank you Luke for suggesting this video!

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