Wind Farms’ Helicopter Hangar, Undersea Cable Approved by MVC

Two offshore wind farms planned for waters south of Vineyard cleared key hurdles last week when the Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted to approve a helicopter hangar for Vineyard Wind 1, and separately, an undersea cable connector for New England Wind 1.

Both projects are being developed by conglomerates that have secured federal lease blocks some 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, as the race to develop offshore wind power heats up in Massachusetts.

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Windfarm Maintenance Facility Wins Approval in Vineyard Haven
A project from Vineyard Wind to build a maintenance and operations facility in Vineyard Haven to support its proposed wind farm 15 miles south of the Island took a step forward on August 25.
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Climate Action Plan Says Time Is Now
Local actions alone won't be enough to stem sea level rise and the increasing frequency of major storms.
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Island Elderly Housing Sues MVC Over Plan Approval Conditions
Island Elderly Housing has sued the Martha's Vineyard Commission following the conditional approval early this summer of a small affordable housing development for senior Islanders.
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LUPC Recommends Public Hearing for Edgartown Affordable Housing Project
The scale of a project to develop 40 units of affordable housing in Edgartown led the land use planning subcommittee of the Martha's Vineyard Commission to recommend a public hearing for the plan in front of the full commission.
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Committee Moves Wedding Venue Proposal to MVC
The proposal is to rent out the 9.6-acre property at 371 Edgartown-West Tisbury Road for wedding receptions and ceremonies up to 18 times per year, from late spring through early fall.
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South Mountain Presents Affordable Housing Offset Proposal
The four homes, built to meet conditions of a previous project approval, would come with a range of deed restrictions.
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Hearing Opens for Vineyard Wind Helicopter Hangar
A helicopter hangar update that would allow Vineyard Wind to link to its offshore wind farm by air as well as sea opened at public hearing in front of the Martha's Vineyard Commission on Thursday.
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MVC Settles Out of Court With Harbor View Over Spa Expansion
Marking a first in its long history, the Martha’s Vineyard Commission has reached an out-of-court settlement with the Harbor View Hotel by significantly revising a written decision in the case involving a spa expansion project at the hotel.
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Developer Sues Neighbors Over Driveway Access
Xerxes Agassi has sued his neighbors in Massachusetts Land Court over a disputed driveway easement.
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