Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce plans to renovate building

This sketch shows what the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce building will look like once the planned renovations are completed.

This sketch shows what the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce building will look like once the planned renovations are completed.

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce plans to renovate its building located at 24 Beach Street in Vineyard Haven, just across from the fire station.

“At the conclusion of this project, the Chamber building will have a historic esthetic that will not only be in sync with this historic Island, but will also be attractive and welcoming to visitors and members alike,” Michael Hoyt, Chamber board president, said. “Islanders will be proud to have this space as their year-round visitor center.”

Through the generosity of Mark Hutker, Phil Regan, and Nelson Giannakopoulos at Hutker Architects, the Chamber developed a plan that will include new siding, windows, roof, and a public access area modeled after traditional visitor centers with a new reception area, display units, and digital information screens, according to a press release.

“We’re delighted to announce that Adam Hayes has been selected as the contractor for the renovation,” said Paul Watts, chairman of the Chamber building committee. “Mr. Hayes has been in business on Martha’s Vineyard for more than 20 years, and we’re looking forward to working with him.”

The project is expected to be completed by the start of the season.