Revisiting Affordable Homesite Guidelines

In light of questions surrounding the recent lottery for affordable homesites at Nab’s Corner, the Chilmark housing committee has begun the process of revising the town’s homesite guidelines.

After Nab's Corner, Chilmark Seeks More Affordable Homesites

With the need for affordable housing on the Vineyard still acute, selectman Warren Doty has proposed a five-year initiative to provide 10 more homesites in his town.

Chilmark Announces Winners of Affordable Lots

In a long-awaited lottery, four Chilmark residents were awarded homesites at Nab’s Corner. The event early Friday evening was standing room only.

Selectmen Stay the Course on Housing Lottery Despite Appeals

With demand for affordable homesites running high and an upcoming lottery for four lots at Nab’s Corner a few days away, the Chilmark selectmen this week denied two appeals from applicants who did not meet the guidelines.

Chilmark Addresses Affordable Housing

Citing a clear demand for affordable housing in their town, the Chilmark selectmen are discussing making more town land available for homesites.

South Road Affordable Housing Lots Are Hot Ticket in Chilmark

Four affordable housing lots in Chilmark that became available this year are drawing interest from Island residents.

Changing Plans May Delay Edgartown Affordable Housing Project

A project to develop affordable housing on town land in Edgartown may have to go back to town meeting for a vote, the town selectmen said this week.

A New Approach to a Timeless Issue

A new neighborhood is quietly taking root in West Tisbury. There’s a house with an older couple living in it, another one with a mom and two elementary school-aged kids, and a third house owned by a couple who has a newborn baby. On any given weekday, the playground at the West Tisbury School seems just a stone’s throw away.

MVC Approves Smart-Growth Apartments for Downtown Vineyard Haven

The commission determined that The Island Housing Trust affordable apartment project near the busy Five Corners intersection would not contribute to traffic problems or have other adverse affects on the community.

MVC Will Review Housing Trust's Affordable Apartment Plan

A plan to convert an old house off Water street in Vineyard Haven into affordable apartments will require review by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission as a development of regional impact. The location near the Five Corners intersection was a primary concern.

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