MVC Readies Permeable Barrier Project
Will Sennott
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission will install a barrier along the shore of the Lagoon Pond.
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Meetinghouse Place Hearing Continues
A long-running land-use review of a controversial subdivision planned for off Meetinghouse Way in Edgartown continues.
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New Hearing Set for Meetinghouse Place
Four redesigns later, the slightly-altered 54-acre Meeting House Place subdivision plan is set go before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.
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MVC Wrangles With Future of Historic Caleb Prouty House
Noah Asimow
Stop & Shop wants to move it. The Tisbury Historic District wants to save it. The Martha’s Vineyard Commission doesn’t fully know what it wants to do with it.
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Coastal Ponds on the Brink, MVC Report Finds
Noah Asimow
Martha’s Vineyard’s 13 coastal ponds are unique, globally rare estuarine ecosystems that dot the edges of Island.
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Red Cat Demolition Plan Sparks Debate
Noah Asimow
The MVC last week grappled with a proposal to demolish the historic building that houses the Red Cat Kitchen restaurant.
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Divided MVC Allows Takeout Window at Bowling Alley
Noah Asimow
The Barn Bowl and Bistro’s new takeout window will be about 15 square feet in area. But the small window had outsized implications for the commission.
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MVC Proposed Checklist Would Include Review of Large Houses
Noah Asimow
With the threat of climate change pressing on one side and an increase in residential development squeezing on the other, the MVC is proposing changes to its DRI checklist.
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Legal Fees Push Commission Budget Up for Coming Year
Noah Asimow
Encumbered by hefty legal fees, the regional planning commission approved a $1.7 million budget for the 2021 fiscal year at its meeting last week.
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As a New Decade Begins, MVC Shoulders Weight of Responsibility
Noah Asimow

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission had a busy year in 2019. The coming year looks to be just as busy if not busier for the unique, 15-member regional planning commission.

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