A large affordable housing complex planned in Oak Bluffs went before the town’s zoning board of appeals this week, one of the only remaining regulatory hurdles left for the project.

Southern Tier, a 60-unit housing development proposed to be built next to the Martha’s Vineyard Ice Arena, asked the board for a comprehensive permit, with variances from several local regulations.

Proposed by Island Housing Trust and Affirmative Investments, the board heard the developers’ plans to construct 10 buildings initially on a 7.8-acre parcel on Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road. The first phase of the project is designed to have 10 one-bedroom units, 30 two-bedroom units, and five three-bedroom units. A proposed second phase would add another 15 units.

The development could potentially raise the number of affordable units in Oak Bluffs by about two per cent. The homes are planned to be rented out to residents with incomes between 30 per cent and 110 per cent of the county’s area median income.

Right now, that would have rents for as low as $631 for a single-bedroom unit for people making 30 per cent of the area median income. The highest would be $2,736 for a three-bedroom unit for someone making 110 per cent of the median.

Designed as a small cul-de-sac, the board of appeals did have questions for Craig Nicholson, with Affirmative Investments and Philippe Jordi with Island Housing Trust.

Board chairman Lou Rogers raised concerns about the access road for the project, how its wastewater would work, WiFi at the proposed community building, lighting and how close the development would be to neighboring homes.

After a little more than two hours discussing the project, the board planned to visit the site next week, and will come back to discuss the development at its April 12 meeting.