Yesterday we told you how a second Coral Bay marina proposal has been released. Today we have more information with regard to the hotel and resort components. Here are the details provided by Save Coral Bay: Overview of the Sirius…
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The Summer’s End Group was recently asked to resubmit its Army Corps application for the proposed marina in Coral Bay. Here is the latest from our friends over at Save Coral Bay: IN A NUTSHELL … The Summers End Group…
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So as you know, the proposed Coral Bay marina has been a pretty hot topic both on and off island lately. Well today we wanted to share some information with you that leads us to believe that this marina is…
When I took over News of St. John back in April 2013, I made the decision to not discuss certain topics. For example, politics. Well today I am making a very quick, one-time exception. Last night was the much talked about…
So yesterday morning we received a 37-page document regarding the proposed Coral Bay marina. I have to admit, what I read what jaw-dropping. The presentation contained information on seven phases including a proposed mega yacht marina, upscale shopping area, boutique resort…
Well folks, I am the first to admit when I’m wrong. Well I was HUGELY wrong with regard to the proposed marina in Coral Bay. I thought, like some of you, that a nice little marina would be a nice…
So we’ve mentioned a few times the possibility of a marina opening up in Coral Bay. Well it looks like something may in fact be on the horizon, according to the folks over at St. John Tradewinds.
They posted an article on it earlier this week. Here’s what they had to say:
Moravian Church Official Heralds Plans for Coral Bay Marina Project
Officials of the Moravian Church are promising an announcement soon on the long-awaited marina proposal for their Coral Bay waterfront property which they assert stretches along the bay’s entire north shore from the ball field along the shoreline behind the Guy H. Benjamin Elementary School, the V.I. Fire Department station and the Skinny Leg’s commercial complex to the mangroves at Fortsberg.
“We’re trying to educate the community that our project is very much alive and is going to be coming to the forefront very soon,” said Samuel Rhymer, territorial property manager for the Moravian Church.
Donation to Rotary Basketball Court Project
Moravian Church officials will be backing up the church’s claim of ownership of the shoreline property with a donation to the St. John Rotary effort to rebuild the Coral Bay basketball courts.
Church officials will make a presentation of an as yet undetermined donation to the basketball court project on April 30 at the weekly St. John Rotary meeting at Ocean Grill restaurant, according to Rhymer — who said the donation would be totaled after the weekend.
While the Moravian Church’s plans for the development of its Coral Bay shoreline property are still a work in progress, the basketball court project is a proverbial first step, according to Rhymer.
“It’s all inter-related,” Rhymer acknowledged of the basketball court project and future development plans for the the church’s property — which will include building a better dock to replace the existing dinghy landing and clearing the waterfront of uses which have not been approved by the Moravian Church, Rhymer said.
No Permission for Uses
“We did not give permission for things to be done on the property,” explained Rhymer. The waterfront property is a complex of containers, shacks and sheds
“We are past that now,” Rhymer said. “We want to show we have a responsibility to the community until things are better.”
While the Moravian church has been reasserting its claim over its property, a stateside developer has secured $1.27 million in federal funds for a marina at an undisclosed location on the south shore of Coral Bay.
St. John Marina; Yacht Club at Summer’s End, LLC, received a $1,273,689 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a marina in Coral Bay, according to an announcement by Delegate to Congress Dr. Donna M. Christensen issued on January 9. The grant actually had been awarded in August 2013.
Competing Marina at Cocolobo?
The principals of the LLC are two Contant residents, Rick Barksdale and Chalise Summers, have not publicly identified the intended location of their project.
The Summer’s End marina will be located on the south shore of Coral Bay across from the Cocolobo commercial complex, a V.I. government official told St. John Tradewinds.
“It’s not an ideal location,” the Moravian Church’s Rhymer said of the Summer’s End proposal for a marina in the shallower south shore waters. “We have a better location.””
So we have to ask, are you for or against a marina in Coral Bay? Vote below.