The Greater Tom Nevers Area holds a unique position in the Island's history and state of current development. Almost totally undeveloped until the 1970s, the Greater Tom Nevers Area is now home to nearly 600 families—with their private houses nestled into a naturalistic countryside preserve. More than 67-percent of the Greater Tom Nevers Area is under conservation or government ownership. No other neighborhood on the Island has such a high percentage of its land under conservation protection.
After more than two years of intense collaborative effort, the Greater Tom Nevers Area Plan was officially approved by the Nantucket Planning & Economic Development Commission in March 2008 and is now being implemented here in Tom Nevers.
Developed by our own residents, based on our own priorities, and reflecting the unique character and potential of our neighborhood, the Area Plan is now part of the Nantucket Master Plan (as mandated under State Law #41-81d). And most importantly, our Area Plan now gives us a comprehensive, agreed-upon, working blueprint to guide all current and future improvements in our neighborhood.