Citing a misprint in the Zoom address mailed to abutting residents, the Edgartown historic district commission has postponed the public hearing for the proposed renovation of 81 South Water street.

The hearing, originally set for May 18, has been rescheduled for June 1 according to the town’s website. The announcement comes after mounting backlash to the proposed project amidst concerns that the renovation will block one of the last public views of Edgartown harbor. The South Water street property is one of 10 luxury Edgartown homes owned by real estate investor David Malm or his company Goldeneye, LLC. 

On Wednesday, a handful of concerned residents gathered at the Edgartown town hall to protest the project. Project architect Patrick Ahearn also attended the gathering, touting blueprints of the potential design.

In a preliminary hearing with the historic district, Mr. Ahearn shared plans that show a 23-foot view corridor between the new, renovated home and the property line. That number did not appease some residents.

“If this plan is not met with protest, the public vista will vanish, and visitors and residents would no longer be able to see what they have delighted in for hundreds of years,” South Water street resident Lucy Dahl wrote in a letter to the Gazette.