A massive project to redevelop the Tisbury marine terminal on Beach Road for the burgeoning offshore wind industry breezed through its public hearing process at the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday, seeing no opposition and brief statements of support.

The lack of public testimony came as a shock to commissioners.

“I wish there were more people showing up,” commissioner Christine Todd said. “It’s a big project, and where is everyone?”

Proposed as a two-part development that would expand and modify the R. M. Packer Company’s existing marine terminal at the far end of Beach Road in Vineyard Haven, the project is one of the largest waterfront developments to come before the commission in recent years and includes the creation of a new 40,000 square foot pier deck and bulkhead, three vessel berthing areas and more than 70,000 square feet of underwater dredging.

The northern section of the property will remain part of the Tisbury marine terminal barging operations. Improvements include a new pier and barge ramps, with the intent of increasing barge capacity.

Currently open shorefront, the property’s southern section will be redeveloped as a service station for offshore wind farm maintenance, including the new pier deck, vessel berths, a nearly 200-foot bulkhead that stretches into the harbor and a public lookout.

According to testimony from the applicants, Mr. Packer will lease the property to Vineyard Wind, which is set to begin construction on an 800-megawatt wind farm 15 miles south of the Island. The terms of the lease have not been publicly discussed, although Richard Andre, executive director of Vineyard Power — an Island-based partner for Vineyard Wind — said it would be long-term, likely in the 20-year range.

Construction of the operations and maintenance terminal will directly lead to six full-time jobs on the Island, according to applicant testimony, with annual salaries between $70,000 and $100,000. The applicant has not provided an affordable housing proposal.

The project represents the first of what will likely be two additional developments of regional impact set to come before the commission, including the construction of a facility building and more than 50 residential housing units at the site of the former Hinckley’s property at 61 Beach Road. An additional 40 jobs are expected to be generated from the construction of the facility building, according to the applicant proposal.

The Hinckley’s mixed use development remains on hold, according to commission staff. At least six state and federal permits are required for the waterfront redevelopment, including dredge permits and a certificate from the Environmental Protection Agency.

At Thursday’s continued public hearing, applicants spoke about the project’s climate change resilience, saying that the project elevation would be high enough to sustain a 50-year storm, but that it wasn’t feasible to dredge for a 100-year storm event. The project is being designed to mesh with a possible larger effort to raise Beach Road, which sits approximately 4 feet above sea level.

In terms of traffic, the project is expected to generate about 36 additional trips to the site per day at peak summer, with travel limited during the early morning and late evening. Applicants also said that the improvements to the barge terminal could potentially alleviate freight traffic loads in Woods Hole and on the Steamship Authority.

After fielding a variety of questions from commissioners concerning affordable housing, traffic and stormwater drainage, project applicants heard from two members of the public who spoke briefly in favor of the development, pointing to their support for Vineyard Wind and the green energy sector.

“We have to get this wind farm built, if we’re going to stop climate change and sea level rise,” said former commissioner and Oak Bluffs resident Richard Toole. “I would like to endorse the project.”

Bill Lake, an Aquinnah resident, said the project had massive implications for both the Island, and the region.

“Vineyard Wind will produce energy to support 400,000 homes in Massachusetts,” Mr. Lake said. “It’s a very important part of our response to the climate crisis, and I’m very much in favor of it.”

When no other hands came up to testify, commissioners then promptly closed the public hearing — in both shock and awe at the speed of the process. The written record will remain open until Oct. 4, at 12 noon.

Commission Linda Sibley voiced her theory on the abnormally fast public process.

“When there is sort of unanimous support of a project, or strong support of it, the public says, this is a night I can afford to ignore that,” Ms. Sibley said. “And I’m really not kidding when I say I first observed this close to 40 years ago.”

In other business, the commission voted to reopen the written record on a demolition proposal for 19 Mill Square road in Oak Bluffs after suggesting architectural alterations to the initial building proposal. Deliberation and decision on the project is scheduled for a meeting on Sept. 30.