MVC Review of Stop & Shop Marked by Many Twists, Turns
Sara Brown and Olivia Hull

In many ways the 10-month review of the grocery chain's expansion plan followed a normal course for a development project in front of the MVC. But emails obtained by the Gazette show the process was unusual in other respects.

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MVC Decides Not to Review Marijuana Dispensary
Olivia Hull

Taking up the question for the first time of whether a dispensary requires review as a development of regional impact, Martha’s Vineyard Commission yielded control to the West Tisbury zoning board of appeals on the application by Susan Sanford, owner of Vineyard Complementary Medicine.

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Stop & Shop Withdraws Expansion Plan
Sara Brown

Stop & Shop withdrew plans Thursday to expand its Water street store in Vineyard Haven, abruptly ending a 10-month Martha’s Vineyard Commission review of the project that was closely followed and debated.

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Questions, No Answers
What happens when the Martha’s Vineyard Commission orders of conditions are ignored by an approved applicant’s project? How are those conditions enforced?
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Stop & Shop Hearing Closes; Deliberations Begin Next Month
Sara Brown

A 10-month review of the Stop & Shop expansion plan came to a close Thursday night before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission. The plan has been a lightning rod for debate in Tisbury and around the Island.

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Public Sentiment Running High, Stop & Shop Hearing Continues Tonight
Sara Brown

With public sentiment running high on both sides of the issue, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission convenes a public hearing in Tisbury tonight on the Stop & Shop expansion plan.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Tisbury senior center.

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MVC Approves Workforce Housing Plan for Edgartown
Sara Brown

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted 8-2 Thursday night to approve eight new second-story rental apartments at Post Office Square in Edgartown. Commissioners who backed the plan said the acute need for workforce housing outweighed other problems.

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Wrong Location
Recently I became aware of an application by Haven Road Realty Trust (Charles Hajjar) for a special permit to construct 10 apartments (total 20 bedrooms) as a second floor to two buildings in Post Office Square in Edgartown.
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Parking Crunch
These comments were sent to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission regarding the proposal for 10 loft apartments in Post Office Square at the Triangle in Edgartown.
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Martha's Vineyard Commission Leaders Defend Budget, Mission
Sara Brown
With its budget in the spotlight, the Martha's Vineyard Commission was the subject of a broader discussion in Chilmark this week over its role today as a regional planning agency.
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