The Yard Eyes Major Expansion for Chilmark Campus
Noah Asimow
The Yard is embarking on an $11 million master plan to renovate and expand its facility off Middle Road in Chilmark. The project would double building space from 7,000 to 14,000 square feet.
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MVC Closes Hearing on Community Services Plan
Noah Asimow

Finding that concerns from neighbors about traffic flow and road maintenance had been adequately addressed, the MVC closed a public hearing on a major campus redevelopment plan.

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Wind Hearing Sees Strong Support, and Some Heat
Noah Asimow
Developers who want to build the nation’s first large-scale wind farm in ocean waters south of Martha’s Vineyard saw strong support and also some criticism at a public hearing before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday night.
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Critics Turn Out to Oppose Meetinghouse Way Subdivision
Landry Harlan

Neighbors, Island environmental leaders and others turned out last week to raise strong objections to a large subdivision planned for Meetinghouse Way.

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MVC Amends Policy on Affordable Housing Offsets
Noah Asimow
In response to a proposed 34-lot Edgartown subdivision, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted Thursday to add more teeth to its affordable housing contribution policy for future developments of regional impact (DRI’s).
 
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Verizon Tower Set for Vote in New Year
Noah Asimow

A public hearing on a plan to increase the height of a Verizon communications tower in Vineyard Haven was closed Thursday after the MVC received written testimony from Island arborists.

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MVC Continues Hearing on Verizon Tower
Noah Asimow

A public hearing on a plan by Verizon to extend the height of a communication tower continues on Dec. 6.

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Hearing on Historic House Demolition Is Postponed
Noah Asimow

A public hearing before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission on a plan to demolish a historic hilltop house on Chappaquiddick has been postponed.

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Nine Run for Nine Seats on Martha's Vineyard Commission
Noah Asimow
There are no contested seats this year on the MVC, with nine incumbents running for nine seats. Founded in 1974, the commission is a unique regional planning agency.
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MVC, SSA Open Talks About Ferry Traffic
Noah Asimow

Amid heightened concern from Island residents about summer vehicle congestion, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission hosted a wide-ranging discussion with Steamship Authority leaders late last week.

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