ReMain uses a combination of research and advocacy to strengthen the sustainability of the island’s downtown district. With these tools, ReMain helps to address the island’s seasonal challenges and works to keep downtown Nantucket a center of activity for the community year-round.

To better understand the nature of Nantucket’s downtown community, we have worked with various research groups such as the Urban Land Institute,  and hosted prominent speakers like Douglas Loescher from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Streets Program and Kate Levin, former Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

ReMain also understands the barrier to downtown activity created by traffic congestion in the summer, and has worked with Nelson|Nygaard to research ways to manage vehicles in the downtown during the high season and support the use of public transportation.

For more stories about ReMain Philanthropy’s own work in enhancing the downtown’s vitality, visit our Archives page.