Coral Bay residents would like to see a gas station return to their quiet community and the unsightly dumpsters relocated away from the mangroves. But most importantly, they want to make certain that environmental protections are put in place prior to any new development in the area.
The recently released Coral Bay Community Council visioning survey showed that the majority of respondents were on the same page in terms of what they envision for the future of Coral Bay. Two hundred and seventeen people answered the survey.
In a nutshell:
- Residents would like to preserve the area’s stunning views and avoid having them blocked by future development
- They would like to see a gas station return to the area
- They would like the dumpsters moved away from the mangroves
- Year-round residents would like to see more recreational facilities built, such as basketball courts
- Some residents indicated that they would like to see greater job availability within the area
- Respondents indicated that they enjoy being “different” and stated that they did not want the area to become “urban” like Cruz Bay or St. Thomas
- They would like to see road improvements, specifically Centerline Road
- They would like to see a small-scale marina built or other boat services added to the area
And what is it that Coral Bay residents firmly do not want? Well, they do not want to see any large-scale developments built, including marinas, hotels, resorts, condos or other large-scale living areas.
What is your vision for Coral Bay?