MVC Allows Cottage Demolition in Oak Bluffs
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved a project to tear down a historic summer cottage in East Chop, weighing the benefits of responsible rebuilding against the loss of history.
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Grants Aid Climate Change Planning, Food Insecurity
Two major state and federal grants announced this week will help launch phase two of a Martha’s Vineyard climate change planning initiative and stem Island food insecurity during the ongoing pandemic.
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MVC Reviews Historic House Demolition
A plan to raze and rebuild a historic house on East Chop Drive will be decided soon by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, after a public hearing closed Thursday night on the demolition project.
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MVC Weighs Demolition of Historic House in East Chop
Plans to tear down a historic East Chop home forced neighbors and historic planners to weigh concerns about increasing home demolitions.
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MVC Approves Final Changes to Its DRI Checklist
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted final approval last week on changes to its development of regional impact checklist that include separate definitions for historic demolitions and alterations.
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Upper Main Street Inn Conversion Sees No Opposition at MVC
A plan to convert a sprawling residential building on Upper Main street Edgartown into a 19-room inn quickly cleared a hearing at the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday night.
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MVC Closes Contentious Hearing on Harbor View Hotel Expansion
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission closed a long-running public hearing on the Harbor View hotel’s controversial renovation plan Thursday night.
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Stone Bank Redevelopment Plan Wins Swift Approval
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission unanimously approved a major redevelopment plan at the site of the former Santander Bank in downtown Vineyard Haven, calling it innovative.
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MVC Presses Harbor View Hotel for a Master Plan
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission opted to continue the public hearing a controversial expansion project at the Harbor View Hotel, asking the hotel to provide a description of future plans.
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New Maps Track Receding Wetlands on Island
By the year 2070, salt marshes on Martha’s Vineyard are expected to decrease by nearly 200 acres as sea levels rise, forcing shorelines and floodplains inland.
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