As the Martha’s Vineyard business community begins to climb back on its feet, including the multi-million-dollar wedding industry, Big Sky Tents is planning expansion and consolidation of its storage facilities at the airport business park.

On Thursday night the Martha’s Vineyard Commission closed a public hearing on the plan, which would expand a 7,500-square-foot industrial building at 26 East Line Road to 16,000 square feet. The project is mostly a consolidation, according to Big Sky owner Jim Eddy, who also leases property at 15 East Line Road and 10 East Line Road, and has temporary storage units at 90 Dr. Fisher Road.

“We’re just moving to a new location,” Mr. Eddy said.

In statement to the commission that accompanied the application, Mr. Eddy said his company is the largest provider of tents and party rental equipment on the Island and “serves an essential role in supporting . . . the Island’s event industry.”

The company employs 30-35 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees, housing some of them, and services rentals for charitable events, municipal functions, school graduations and other community functions, the statement also said.

With the wedding industry at a virtual standstill during the past two years, Big Sky provided tents for outdoor dining, town meetings and other functions, Mr. Eddy said.

The only real discussion among commissioners centered on whether to expedite a vote on the project by cutting short their usual processes.

Commissioners Brian Smith and Trip Barnes advocated for exactly that, noting that the project will also go through a review by the airport commission.

“This is a no-brainer, an industrial building in an industrial park. We should fast track this so he can get on with his business,” Mr. Smith said.

“I concur.” Mr. Barnes said. “After a couple of bad years, maybe he can get his business back.”

Mr. Smith moved to go straight to a vote and written decision, but the motion failed 11-4. Commissioners assured Mr. Eddy they would move through the post-public hearing review as quickly as possible, with a vote tentatively set for April 4 or April 14.

Also Thursday, commissioners voted to require a public hearing on a plan for a new retail cannabis outlet off State Road in Vineyard Haven.

Applicant Noah Eisendrath wants to open Main Street Medicinals at 65 Mechanic Street. Traffic and wastewater were among the issues flagged on the project. The Tisbury planning board requested review by the commission, which has wider latitude in adopting conditions than local boards.

The store would be the third retail marijuana outlet on the Vineyard, joining Fine Fettle, which operates off State Road in West Tisbury, and Island Time, which is located down the street from the proposed location for Main Street Medicinals.

Commissioners offered warm expressions of praise for Michael Kim, the governor’s appointed member to the MVC who will lose his seat if pending legislation on Beacon Hill passes. State Rep. Dylan Fernandes filed the bill to add a member of the Wampanoag tribe as a voting member of the commission, in place of the member appointed by the governor.

An Oak Bluffs homeowner, Mr. Kim has been an active participant on the commission.

The written decision was also approved for the master plan project at Island Grown Initiative’s farm hub, previously reviewed and approved as a development of regional impact (DRI).