The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has again continued its public hearings on a proposed nursing home in Edgartown and changes at the marina on Lagoon Pond in Vineyard Haven, both considered developments of regional impact (DRIs) for their potential effects on the Island.
The commission resumed hearings on Sept. 1 for Safe Harbor Marinas and Navigator Homes that began in August. Both were continued to Oct. 6 following discussions that included requests for further information about each project.
Navigator Homes, the 66-bed nursing home and 48-unit workforce housing complex proposed by Martha’s Vineyard Hospital for an undeveloped property at 490 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road saw its hearing continued while a nitrogen mitigation plan for the site is refined.
“The preliminary mitigation plan currently is to install 14 other denitrifying systems in the [Sengekontacket Pond] watershed. The applicant’s planning to submit a more final proposal in the next week or two,” said Alex Elvin, the commission’s DRI coordinator.
Adapted from an article in The Vineyard Gazette by Louisa Hufstader