Developers of the Grande Bay condominiums and several dozen condo buyers have come to an agreement and avoided a hearing in V.I. Superior Court. The purchasers claimed the project is deficient in promised amenities and fails to meet environmental and safety standards.
The Virgin Islands Daily News was unable to report details of what Bay isles Associates LLP called an "amicable agreement." One owner told the newspaper it was his expectation "construction will move forward." (Click here for the full story: http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/index.pl/article_home?id=17621407)
During an earlier court hearing, a condo buyer testified that she was in fact living in the development now and, since she knows it’s the Virgin Islands, didn’t really expect features like Internet access, parking, or the pool would be completed when she moved in.
In fact, Grande Bay’s web site is consistent with that attitude. The last "Construction Update" is for June, 2006. And when you click on the tab showing the condo resort’s "Amenities" the page is blank.
She may, in fact, have neighbors. Thursday night, it appeared there were lights on in what could have been five Grande Bay units. But the project still looks like an unfinished construction site at street level, along the waterfront in Cruz Bay.