MVC Hearing Opens on Edu Comp Redevelopment
Size, scale, architectural aesthetics and vague arrangements with neighbors over shared use of access roads were all issues when a public hearing opened on a plan to redevelop the former Edu Comp building.
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EduComp Building Buyer Seeks Major Expansion
Major redevelopment plans are on the drawing board for the former Edu-Comp building at the head of Main street Vineyard Haven, with a prospective buyer seeking approval to gut and renovate the existing brick building.
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MVC Allows Demolition of Old House in East Chop Highlands
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission cleared the way late last week for the demolition of a historic house overlooking East Chop Drive, unanimously approving the plan to raze 19 Mill Square Road.
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Historic Home Demolitions Are on the Rise
Home demolitions — in particular historic home demolitions — have flooded local review authorities in recent months, testing historic commissions, architects and homeowners.
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Report Shows Dukes County at High Risk for Wildfire
A newly-released wildfire protection plan for Dukes County has identified all six towns on Martha’s Vineyard as high risk for wildfire.
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Harbor View Hotel Sues MVC Over Strict Conditions on Spa Expansion
The Harbor View Hotel has sued the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, challenging the conditions attached to the recent approval of an expansion to the hotel’s spa, calling them unduly onerous, irrelevant and even illegal.
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High School Fields Project Kicks Up More Dust
The $7 million phase one plan by the high school to overhaul its athletic fields — including a 100,000-square-foot artificial turf main field — has been a flashpoint for debate and controversy in the Island community.
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MVC Allows Cottage Demolition in Oak Bluffs
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission approved a project to tear down a historic summer cottage in East Chop, weighing the benefits of responsible rebuilding against the loss of history.
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Grants Aid Climate Change Planning, Food Insecurity
Two major state and federal grants announced this week will help launch phase two of a Martha’s Vineyard climate change planning initiative and stem Island food insecurity during the ongoing pandemic.
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MVC Reviews Historic House Demolition
A plan to raze and rebuild a historic house on East Chop Drive will be decided soon by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, after a public hearing closed Thursday night on the demolition project.
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