6 Water Street – Design Input

The Island Housing Trust engaged several architects to develop conceptual designs for a donated property in downtown Vineyard Haven on Water Street.   This past spring neighboring property owners and interested town residents were invited to share their thoughts regarding concerns, opportunities, and possible design/ program ideas for the property.

Dudley Cannada of Cannada Design Architects and James Weisman of Terrain Associates submitted two different conceptual designs in response to the Island Housing Trust’s request for proposal. Both proposals involve the removal of the existing house. The goal is to design a building or buildings that compliment the existing neighborhood and provides livable, energy efficient, affordable in-town rental housing with the possibility of street level commercial space.

Please email Philippe Jordi, Executive Director at pjordi@ihtmv.org to tell us:

1)  What specifically do you like about either or both of these conceptual designs, and

2)  What do you think can be done to improve either or both of these conceptual designs.


3)  Ask us any specific question(s) you have and we’ll try to answer them.

Your ideas and suggestions are greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your input in advance.