West Tisbury Town Meeting to Decide on New Housing Program

West Tisbury voters will weigh in on an initiative to promote private affordable housing in town at their fall special town meeting next week, along with deciding on a series of minor funding articles.

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Housing Help

Wouldn't it be nice if a project such as the proposed 40B housing project at the Donaroma's site and adjoining lots could go before the Martha's Vineyard Commission or any other planning board and be met with: "This proposal is of vital importance to the Island."

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After Pandemic Sizzle, Vineyard Real Estate Market Cools Off

After a two-year buying frenzy, sales of Island properties ebbed last year and dropped to their lowest level in at least 10 years during the first six months of 2023.

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Edgartown Picked to Purchase Old Land Bank Building

The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank commission voted Monday to accept Edgartown’s offer to buy the land bank’s old headquarters on Upper Main Street for $1.55 million.

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Revised Educomp Plan Wins Tisbury’s Support

Xerxes Agassi, who owns the former Educomp building on State Road in downtown Vineyard Haven, won the Tisbury select board’s support this week for his latest plan to convert the landmark structure into a 14-unit apartment complex with ground-floor office space.

After reviewing Mr. Agassi’s revised proposal, which designates certain units for workforce and affordable housing, board members voted Wednesday to send a letter of support to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, which is expected to open a new hearing on the Educomp development later this year.

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Vineyard Coalition Heads to Boston in Housing Bank Push

More than 200 Islanders are expected to take part in Martha Goes to Beacon Hill on March 23, an event organized by the Coalition to Create the Martha’s Vineyard Housing Bank.

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MVC Defends Its Role As Towns Question Budget

Under scrutiny by at least two Island towns over rising expenses and a skyrocketing legal budget, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission is defending its role.

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Tisbury Mulls Ban on Timeshares

A draft bylaw, unveiled earlier this month, aims to shield Tisbury’s housing stock from corporations like Pacaso and Ember, which market one-eighth ownership shares of vacation homes in popular destinations from Napa to Nantucket.

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Polly Hill Goes Green, to the Roots, for Employee Housing

Polly Hill Arboretum, in collaboration with the state's Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), is taking the next step in creating sustainable, on-site housing for permanent staffers and interns.

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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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