MVC Allows Verizon to Increase Tower Height
Noah Asimow

Five public hearings and one controversial tree survey later, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission has voted to approve a 53-foot height increase to the Verizon tower in Vineyard Haven.

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MVC Revamps, Strengthens Affordable Housing Policy
Noah Asimow

Spurred by heightened conversation around the Island’s housing shortage, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission has taken steps to overhaul its affordable housing policy.

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MVC Will Review Mill House Retroactively
Noah Asimow

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission will attempt to reconstruct the timeline of the historic Vineyard Haven home that was demolished without prior review early this spring.

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Verizon Tower Still Undecided Before MVC
Noah Asimow

An 18-month public hearing came to an end last week on a plan by Verizon to increase the height of its Vineyard Haven cell by 50 feet.

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Bubble Up, Cable Down: MVC Clears Decks on Pending Projects
Noah Asimow

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission cleared the way for a number of major projects last week.

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MVC Approves Undersea Cable for Vineyard Wind
Holly Pretsky

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted Thursday to approve the undersea cables that will transmit electricity from a giant wind farm off the Vineyard. The approval comes with conditions.

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Hearing Continues on Meetinghouse Way
Noah Asimow

Developers who want to turn 54 acres off Meetinghouse Way into 34 house lots presented a slightly altered plan Thursday.

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Land Agency Backs Town Growth Limits
Julia Wells
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has voted to accept without change an innovative set of regulations developed by the people of Aquinnah to protect their town from the effects of runaway growth.
 
“This is about preserving a modesty of scale and a lifestyle,” declared Marcia Cini, member of the commission from Tisbury.
 
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Aquinnah Sets Standard for Sound Planning: Voters Adopt New Laws to Control Growth
Julia Wells
Making history and setting a new standard for community planning on the Vineyard, the people of Aquinnah voted this week to adopt a sweeping set of regulations for a townwide district of critical planning concern (DCPC).
 
“We’re leading the way. There has been a lot of talk about doing an Islandwide DCPC, and I hope this is going to be a first step for that,” said James Vercruysse, an Aquinnah resident who is a member of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.
 
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Commission-Tribe Talks Are Put on Hold
Noah Asimow

Bingo hall talks between the Martha’s Vineyard Commission and leaders at the Wampanoag tribe are on hold, MVC chairman Doug Sederholm said last week.

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