Fate of Historic Oak Bluffs Cottage to Be Decided

The fate of a historic cottage near the Oak Buffs Library will likely be decided early next year. The owner of the 650-square foot summer home wants to tear it down.

Commercial Expansions Occupy MVC

A slate of commercial projects are under review by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, including a plan for employee housing above the Lampost in Oak Bluffs, and a new hotel in Edgartown.

A Look at the Vineyard in the 21st Century

How’s this for a long view of the Vineyard, let’s say some time after the year 2000 when this fragile Island enters the 21st century.
  • A summer population of as much as 260,000.
  • More than 40,000 buildings situated on only 64,000 acres of Vineyard land.
  • Miles upon miles of asphalt roads criss-crossing back and forth across the length and breadth of the Island.
  • Housing construction riveted to rigid, evenly spaced grid plans, like another Levittown.

Phillips Hardware Plan Nears a Vote at the MVC

An ambitious plan to replace the old hardware building in Oak Bluffs with a three-story structure is nearly ready for a vote by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.

Martha's Vineyard Commission Election Attracts Crowded Field

Fourteen Island residents are vying for nine open seats on the Martha’s Vineyard Commission this year — a larger field than usual in recent years for the regional planning agency.

Oak Bluffs Solar Project Stalls Before MVC

A planned solar array on land owned by the Oak Bluffs water district remains in the slow lane as developers prepare to return to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission later this month.

Chilmark Sends High School Turf Plan to MVC for Review

Following weeks of public debate over a plan to install artificial turf fields at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, the Chilmark selectmen on Tuesday voted to refer the project to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission for review.

MVC Conference Takes Up Coastal Ponds Issue

With Vineyard coastal ponds at a tipping point, on Thursday this week the Martha’s Vineyard Commission will lead a daylong conference Thursday.

Neighbors, MVC Question Refuse District Expansion

Debate continues over over expansion plans for the Edgartown refuse district transfer station. Neighbors are questioning the large size of the project.