Conserving Nantucket

Citation data:

Vol: 4, Issue: 3, Page: 11

Publication Year:
1987
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Repository URL:
https://vc.bridgew.edu/br_rev/vol4/iss3/7
Author(s):
Sheppard, Steve
Tags:
Conservation; Nantucket; development; Urban, Community and Regional Planning
artifact description
The pristine qualities that make Nantucket a distinct place, and somewhere “far away,” both geographically and philosophically, also make it a refuge, an attractive haven and resort with less traffic, pollution and people than the mainland thirty miles away. Nantucket’s popularity is beginning to catch up with her. No longer just a summer place, Nantucket is now an active year-round community, with a tourist season that stretches from late April until well past Columbus Day. The most visible manifestation of Nantucket’s increased popularity is a building boom that is fast chewing up the island's open spaces and threatening its rural character.