A proposed mixed-use building project at 3 Uncas avenue in Oak Bluffs has not found favor with the town selectmen, who voted 5-0 Tuesday to tell the Martha’s Vineyard Commission they do not support developer Robert Sawyer’s plan to replace an existing 1874 home with eight studio condominiums and a drive-through bank.

“Let the developer change [the proposal], and then we can change our opinion,” said Gail Barmakian. “It’s just not suitable.”

Selectmen were warmer to the housing element of the current proposal, which includes two affordable units, than they were to the bank branch, which Ms. Barmakian called “distasteful.”

“I think it’s more palatable if there were just affordable housing,” she said.

The selectmen voted to sign a letter to the MVC indicating the town does not find the current plan to be suitable “as proposed.”

Also Tuesday, selectmen heard from town conservation agent Elizabeth Durkee on the upcoming North Bluff preservation project, which recently received a $2 million state grant to widen the beach by 50 feet below mean high water.

Fresh sand for the beach nourishment will come from Sengekontacket Pond, where dredging is expected to begin this winter. Dredging will also help the pond flush, Ms. Durkee said,

“The project also includes rebuilding the old deteriorated wooden groins on the beach, to help trap the sand there a little longer than it might otherwise stay,” she said.

Nourishing the beach and rebuilding the groins will help protect the seawall and boardwalk that have been built along North Bluff in recent years, as well as the bluff itself and busy Seaview avenue above it.

Scheduled for completion in June, the beach nourishment is the final phase in a multi-year project to preserve and reinforce bluff, Ms. Durkee said.

The town will add $689,770 to the recent $2,069,310 grant from the state Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program, bringing the total amount to more than $2.75 million for the beach restoration.