The folks building a gas station near the Westin Resort are having problems. Excavations for the project have cut into the hill so deeply that a paved road midway up the hill has been undermined.
The St. John Source reported the builders, Chocolate Hole LLC, are facing a fine of up to $10,000 by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.
This is not the first problem at the site. Early in June a stop work order was issued because of the way the land was being cleared. Then after heavy rains in late August another order was issued because of problems from erosion. Then about two weeks ago, a "significant portion" ot the property fell from above, the Source reported.
DPNR has advised the owner, Nedal Salem, how to build a proper retaining wall.