The first program of its kind in the United States, the Nantucket Islands Land Bank is a land conservation program created to acquire, hold, and manage important open spaces, resources and endangered landscapes for the use and enjoyment of the general public. Since 1983, the Land Bank has served as a model for several communities across the country. The success of these efforts and those of other public and private conservation groups is evident in the quality of life on Nantucket for both residents and visitors. To date, nearly half of Nantucket is forever-protected open space.
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On December 8, 2015 the Nantucket Islands Land Bank Commission unanimously voted to increase the First‐Time Homeowners
“M” Exemption from $400,000 to $500,000 effective January 1, 2016. Press release can be viewed here.
On November 10, 2015 the Nantucket Islands Land Bank Commission adopted an affordable housing policy, the full text of which can be found here.