The Urban Land Institute is a non-profit educational and research institution with 40,000 members nationwide, including architects, engineers, land developers, planners, and urban designers. In October 2008, a nine-person volunteer advisory panel was invited to Nantucket by ReMain to help our community and local leaders address specific planning challenges.

The panel reviewed a 360 page briefing book prepared by ReMain, and spent nearly a week assessing the Island. They interviewed and read comments from more than 200 Islanders, soliciting their views on such important downtown issues as traffic congestion, parking, and summer and year round business conditions. The input they received shaped their recommendations about how best to strengthen downtown Nantucket.

An overflow audience at the Atheneum's Great Hall attended the panel's presentation of its preliminary recommendations. The Panel's final report can be downloaded and is available at the ReMain office.

ReMain extends its thanks to the many community members who gave their time to be interviewed by the panel and shared thoughtful written comments.

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