MVC Approves Smart-Growth Apartments for Downtown Vineyard Haven
Alex Elvin

The commission determined that The Island Housing Trust affordable apartment project near the busy Five Corners intersection would not contribute to traffic problems or have other adverse affects on the community.

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MVC Will Review Housing Trust's Affordable Apartment Plan
Ivy Ashe

A plan to convert an old house off Water street in Vineyard Haven into affordable apartments will require review by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission as a development of regional impact. The location near the Five Corners intersection was a primary concern.

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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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