As MVC Considers Regulating Large Houses, Builders Cry Foul


To some, they’re a boon to the construction industry; to others, a blight on the landscape. When talk turns to whether the Martha’s Vineyard Commission should regulate so-called mega-mansions on the Island, there’s rarely middle ground, and there’s usually a crowd.   On Monday the commission land use planning committee met to discuss possible changes to the DRI checklist, the process that determines what projects are sent to the commission for review as developments of regional impact. The Vineyard Conservation Society, an outspoken opponent to the proliferation of what it sees as out-of-scale trophy houses, and the West Tisbury planning board asked the commission to consider adding the construction of large houses to that checklist. The meeting wasn’t a public hearing, but it attracted representatives from both the Island construction and conservation communities, and prompted both sides to speak out.  Read more…


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I am an exclusive buyers agent working and living on the beautiful Island Of Martha's Vineyard. I am a REALTOR® (member of National Association of Realtors), a member of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents. I help people fulfil their dreams of buying a home on Martha's Vineyard. I don't sell homes, I help people buy a home.
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