While depositions in a lawsuit against Bay Isle Associates will begin soon, the developer recently began construction on the third building, building E, at its Cruz Bay luxury condominium development, Grande Bay Resort.
Building E, which has been permitted by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, will consist of more luxury condominiums.
DPNR spokesperson Jamal Nielsen did not have information regarding how many condominiums will be in building E.
Grande Bay’s administration building, which it hopes to construct on its W-1 zoned 0.28-acre parcel, adjacent to the luxury condominium complex, is still under review, according to DPNR spokesperson Jamal Nielsen.
Seven of the complex’s condominiums are currently on the market, according to the St. John Multiple Listing Service, ranging in price from $629,000 to $1,025,000.
In the meantime, Bay Isle Associates is dealing with the discovery phase of a lawsuit filed by four St. John property owners — Alexander Jadan, Natalie Jadan, Anastasia Trey and Liza Trey — alleging three zoning violations: height, density and lack of lateral support.
The discovery phase of the lawsuit is expected to continue through 2007, with a potential trial date of late 2008, Liza Trey previously told St. John Tradewinds.
“Anybody that has been, or is, affiliated with that project will be deposed,” said Trey. “That includ-es expert witnesses that have yet to be named.”
DPNR inspectors who were recently on St. John noted that the construction of Grande Bay’s building E is proceeding according to the permitted plans, according to Nielsen.