DPNR Informs Public of St. John Coastal Zone Management Meeting

DPNR Commissioner Jean-Pierre Oriol testifying before the Senate Finance Committee.  (Photo by Barry Leerdam, V.I. Legislature)

Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) informs the public that the following St. John Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Committee meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27.  In an effort to help to reduce the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this meeting will be held via the video conferencing platform Zoom.

The agenda is as follows:

Public Hearing (Public testimony will be heard):

Seagrape Equities LLC dba Johnny Lime LLC (Major CZM Application No. CZJ-03-21(L)) proposes to construct a new mixed-use, two-story building and to leave the existing three-story building on the lot unchanged. There will be additional utilities and a driveway added to accommodate the entire development. On Nov. 23, 2021, the application was amended. The applicant now proposes a single level restaurant with cisterns, a commercial sewage treatment system as well as access and parking as required. The existing three story-building will remain unchanged. The proposed development will be located on Plot No. 8-1 Estate Emmaus, No. 2 Coral Bay Quarter, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.

National Park Services (Federal Consistency Determination No. CZJ-01-22(FC)) proposes to restore hydrologic function to an impounded mangrove wetland and install riprap for shoreline protection along Annaberg Road on the north shore of St. John, V.I.

The proposed project area is located on federal property within Virgin Islands National Park and consists of two main components along Annaberg Road adjacent to Mary Creek/Leinster Bay near the Annaberg Sugar Mill ruins on St. John.

The application documents are available for public review on the DPNR-CZM website at https://dpnr.vi.gov/czm/programs-viczmp/coastal-zone-permitting-viczmp/ and https://dpnr.vi.gov/czm/programs-viczmp/federal-consistency-viczmp/.

Furthermore, these documents for the proposed projects are on file for review by appointment only between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Division of CZM, at 4611 Tutu Park Mall, Suite 300, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, except holidays. Call 774-3320.

Properly signed statements concerning the proposed project, addressed to DPNR, will become part of the hearing record. Written statements must be submitted by Feb. 3 via email to czm@dpnr.vi.gov.

URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87320946733?pwd=bXJpZmxPUGhCTE5Rb0JhekhtNWN3Zz09

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