On the eve of a vote by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, the owners of the Hob Knob inn in Edgartown have put a major proposed expansion plan for the boutique downtown inn on hold for now.

The commission was due to vote on the expansion plan tonight.

But after members of a key commission subcommittee voiced concerns about the plan at a post-public hearing review Monday, the attorney who represents the inn requested that the commission delay the vote while the applicant considers changes to the project.

“My client is considering some design changes to the project based upon some of the items raised by the commissioners last night,” attorney Sean Murphy wrote in an email to the commission Tuesday. “We would like to request a continuance of the meeting scheduled for Thursday . . . to a date in January 2021. We will get you the design changes before the end of this year.”

The expansion project at 128 Main street would create substantial additions, including a pool, more parking and a 4,000-square foot expansion on a recently acquired adjacent property.

Under review by the commission as a development of regional impact (DRI) for the past six months, the project has been revised several times by applicants but has continued to draw strong criticism at public hearings, including from neighbors, who say it is too large and out of scale for the largely residential village area that is the gateway to downtown.

The inn, which is owned by VIC Partners, a California-based LLC, currently has 16 rooms and a spa. The development would double the number of rooms with an addition to the current building, as well as redeveloping the Tomassian Law Office across Tilton Way as an inn annex.

Edgartown architect Patrick Ahearn is the designer.

MVC administrative assistant Lucy Morrison confirmed Wednesday that the delay would be granted.

At a meeting Monday night, the MVC land use planning subcommittee declined to vote on whether to recommend the project for approval or denial, saying that the project’s complicated benefits and detriments had not been vetted thoroughly enough.

“To try to condense, and understand, and weigh all the things we’ve said tonight, I’m telling you right now, I would abstain [in a vote on the plan],” commissioner Joan Malkin said, a review of the meeting recording shows.

“I would concur with that,” commissioner Ben Robinson said.

Other commissioners went further, saying they could not support the project in its current form because of issues with its size, scope and character relative to the Edgartown village. Some also expressed concerns about the proposed pool, suggesting it be eliminated entirely, as well as concerns about traffic and noise.

“I personally cannot vote for this,” commissioner Linda Sibley said. “I think it is too much of an increase of intensity in a residential area.”

At its meeting tonight, the commission is expected to decide whether a new public hearing will be required on any revised plan.