Denis Bay House that Destroyed National Park Land Now on Airbnb

If you’ve been a longtime reader of News of St. John (and thank you to those of you who are), you may recall that back in 2013, we wrote several stories about a property owner in Denis Bay who decided it was ok to built a portion of his home on National Park land. This … Read moreDenis Bay House that Destroyed National Park Land Now on Airbnb

Fined Denis Bay Property Owner Featured in Architectural Digest

So back in January, we told you how Architectural Digest was planning to name Tony Ingrao to its 2014 AD100 list. For those of you not familiar with this list, it honors people it deems to be “the world’s best interior designers and architects.” And for those of you unfamiliar with Tony Ingrao, he’s the … Read moreFined Denis Bay Property Owner Featured in Architectural Digest

Embroiled Denis Bay Property Owner Pays Fines; Mitigation Efforts Underway

The Denis Bay property owner accused of building on and altering National Park Service land has paid the fine imposed on him by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. Mitigation efforts are also continuing on his property and on the adjoining land. Tony Ingrao paid the $9,500 fine last week, according Bevan R. Smith, … Read moreEmbroiled Denis Bay Property Owner Pays Fines; Mitigation Efforts Underway

DPNR Reduces Fine for Denis Bay Construction; Interested Parties Seek Answers

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) reduced the fine given to the Denis Bay property owner accused of altering the area’s landscape and VI National Park land. DPNR fined Tony Ingrao $10,500 on July 18 after determining he had violated seven provisions of the VI Building Code. Those violations included excavating and land clearing on … Read moreDPNR Reduces Fine for Denis Bay Construction; Interested Parties Seek Answers

NPS’s Response to What’s Happening in Denis Bay

In a nutshell, the National Park Service here on St. John is not happy but in a way, their hands are tied. News of St. John recently spoke with Bryon FitzGerald. He’s the Superintendent of the National Park Service (NPS) here on St. John. FitzGerald started this position in March of this year. That’s when … Read moreNPS’s Response to What’s Happening in Denis Bay

News of St. John’s Denis Bay Story Appears in NY Daily News

Ok, this is pretty exciting. I received a “News of St. John” Google alert this morning and check out what I found – Our recent story about the Denis Bay property appeared today in the New York Daily News. The blurb is titled “Interior Designer Cited for Outdoor Mess in U.S.V.I.” and it’s written by … Read moreNews of St. John’s Denis Bay Story Appears in NY Daily News

DPNR Issues Notice of Violation for Denis Bay Property

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) issued a Notice of Violation to the Denis Bay property owner accused of altering the area’s landscape and VI National Park land. DPNR found that property owner Tony Ingrao violated seven provisions of the VI Building Code including excavating and land clearing on National Park land; failure … Read moreDPNR Issues Notice of Violation for Denis Bay Property