The owner of a construction company expects the island construction boom to last as long as 15 years. David Holzman told the St. John Source "hundreds if not thousands" of houses will be built and, "That’s a lot of noise for a long time."
Much of the work will occur where there is the least development, the East End and Coral Bay, where Privateer Bay and Dreekets Bay projects are underway. A new development at Point Rendezvous is also planned. Holzman said there are about 200 houses now being built on the island. Construction traffic is so heavy, again in the Coral Bay area where there is little infrastructure, damage to roads has become common. Concrete spills on the roadways are part of the causes of problems. The crush of work also is felt in Cruz Bay, especially at the end of the day. Workers crowd the ferries to St Thomas and construction vehicles can be backed up waiting to use the barge services.