MVC approves Aquinnah deck expansion


The Martha’s Vineyard Commission unanimously approved a deck expansion at a historic home off Lighthouse Road in Aquinnah at their meeting Thursday night. 

This proposal was presented to the board because the house was on the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS). Homes on MACRIS are automatically referred to the commission for review. The proposed addition at 122 Lighthouse Road in Aquinnah would add 140 square feet to the existing 837-square-foot home and expand the existing deck by 50 square feet. The applicants said that this addition was intended to mimic the historic look of the original home.

“We love this house and want to keep the original aesthetic,” said applicant Laura Decker.

“It’s good to see a historic building get new blood put into it in an appropriate way,” said Ben Robinson, Tisbury commissioner.

In other business, the commission gave unanimous approval to the written decision to relocate the AmeriGas offices in Edgartown

The commission also unanimously approved the written decision to change the use of 222 Upper Main St. in Edgartown.