Energy-efficient designs that fit the Island’s architectural character are the focal point of the plan for the Meshacket Road affordable housing development, the Edgartown select board heard in an update Monday.

The town-sponsored project will be developed by the Island Housing Trust and Boston-based Affirmative Investments. The project will include 36 rental and four ownership units. A mix of eligible income levels are specified, and Edgartown residents are allowed to make up 70 per cent of the occupants.

Craig Nicholson, a representative from Affirmative Investments, gave the progress report Monday on the project, which he said currently going through a slew of town, regional and state review boards and is tentatively scheduled to break ground in the fall of 2023. Under that timeline, construction will be complete in 2025.

“Really it’s something that we’re excited about to be able to have get through the process of approval,” Mr. Nicholson said. “And ultimately create just a very nice, year-round, safe affordable housing development.”

The residences are a mix of townhouses and duplexes ranging from one to three bedrooms. The buildings will feature cedar shingles and asphalt roofs, and will be all-electric with solar panels, Mr. Nicholson said. Developers are working with the Polly Hill Arboretum to ensure only native plantings are used.

“We’re very much keeping with that Cape and Island vernacular,” Mr. Nicholson said.

Selectwoman Margaret Serpa thanked Mr. Nicholson and the rest of the development team.

“We’re anxious to see this, thank you,” Ms. Serpa said.

In other business, Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard and the Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living unveiled their joint five year plan to the select board.

The two nonprofits have a shared mission of supporting the Island’s elderly population. The plan pinpoints health care and transportation needs as well as community engagement initiatives. The plan is part of an application for Edgartown to become recertified as an aging friendly community. The groups are also applying to receive a new designation as a dementia friendly community.

The board agreed to sign a letter of support to go along with the application.

“We feel confident that as an Island and as a town . . . we will achieve and deliver on creating the optimal environment we can for our older adults,” Healthy Aging executive director Cindy Trish said.

The board also voted to promote police officer Dayce Moore to sergeant, on recommendation of police chief Bruce McNamee. Mr. Moore has been with the department for 15 years and will replace Jonathan Searle, who recently became Oak Bluffs police chief.

“He is number one on our current list of eligible candidates for promotion,” Edgartown police chief Bruce McNamee said, speaking of Mr. Moore.

— Zach Harris