Trial Next Month Will Test Powers of the MVC
The broad powers of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission and the character of the Island will be on trial in superior court next month.
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MVC Policy Emphasizes Historic Preservation
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has adopted a new demolition policy for historic buildings as it rethinks its role in preserving the diverse architecture of the Island.
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Island Elderly Housing Plan Stays Unsettled
Architectural design remains a major sticking point on Aidylberg 3, the plan by Island Elderly Housing to expand its low-income housing complex off Wing Road in Oak Bluffs.
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MVC Denies Plan to Reduce Workforce Housing in Former Lampost Building
The commission vote was unanimous to deny a request to reduce the number of workforce housing units in the downtown building. The critical need for worker housing was cited.
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MVC Subcommittee Recommends Denial of Lampost Plan
A key subcommittee of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted 7-0 with one abstention Monday night to recommend that the full commission deny a plan by the owner of the former Lampost in Oak Bluffs to sharply reduce the number of restricted workforce apartments.
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Hearing Opens on New Marijuana Dispensary
Two marijuana dispensaries — one new, the other exisiting — were topics for discussion at the Martha’s Vineyard Commission late last week.
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Big Sky Tents Expansion Approved
The Martha's Vineyard Commission voted unanimously late last week to allow a plan by Big Sky Tents to expand an existing storage building and consolidate its operations.
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MVC Mulls New Demolition Policy
With requests for demolitions and teardowns at an all-time high on the Vineyard, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission is in the throes of redrafting its policy for reviewing demolition projects.
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Plan to Redevelop Edu Comp Building Is Revised, Sparking More Questions
A plan to expand the former Edu Comp building in Vineyard Haven remains a work in progress as the developer who recently bought the property attempts to pass muster with the MVC.
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Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Chappy Cell Tower Case
The Massachusetts Appeals Court has upheld a lower court ruling that dismissed a legal challenge to a 115-foot cell tower on Chappaquiddick, effectively extinguishing further legal avenues in the long-running case.
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