Meada’s Plaza Renovations Waiting on DPNR For Permit Request Filed in November 2005

Meada’s Plaza, above, was set ablaze last summer.

There are plans to renovate the Meada’s Plaza building in Cruz Bay, but work cannot begin until proper permits are secured from the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR), said Larry Landis, property manager for the owners of the building.

The burnt shell of the building, which formerly housed Bob Sell’s Close Reach Imports and was set ablaze in early September 2005, is a charred edifice in the center of town.

“I’ve been waiting on a permit,” Landis said. “DPNR hasn’t granted us a permit to do anything to the building.

“We’ve been waiting for a permit since November 22, 2005, when we applied for the permit,” the property manager added.

DPNR spokesperson Jamal Nielsen said he did not know the specific status of the permit.

“There must be something additional that they need to submit,” Nielsen said. Once the permit is granted, the building will be redone “just like it was,” Landis said.