The historic port of Edgartown, located on Martha’s Vineyard island, Massachusetts, was experiencing the beginnings of strip commercial development along the main highway into town. Dodson & Flinker Inc. worked with the planning board and business community to develop a plan for redesigning future growth in the district in order to reduce traffic congestion and respect the traditional visual and environmental character of the town. Working with a land-use lawyer, Dodson & Flinker Inc. helped translate the physical planning and design recommendations into a revised zoning by-law and site plan review standards which were overwhelmingly adopted by the voters at town meeting. The plan is currently being successfully implemented by the planning board.