Despite some objections from neighbors, plans for a service station across the road from the Westin Resort are likely to be approved by the government.
The St. John Source quotes an official with the Department of Planning and Natural Resources saying there's a 'high probability' a permit for a 24-hour gas station and convenience store on the South Shore road will be approved.
At a public hearing, one St. John resident supported the project saying the island needs a second source for gasoline.
The Source also reported that the owners of the property have agreed to make changes to their original plan. Signage will not be on top of the building, but rather alongside. And hours of operation have been scaled back from 24/day to something close to 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Read the full report ion the St. John Source here
5 thoughts on “Second St. John gas station looks like a go”
Good news. I am normally the last person to approve of development (especially on STJ) but this is one type of development the island needs.
Wouldn’t it make more sense for this person to simply purchase the existing closed gas station in Coral Bay, where there isn’t any other gas station nearby? Aside from there being a serious demand for this there, the site is already developed (underground tanks, etc…).
dont understand why anyone would want to build another gas station with one sitting in coral bay
anyways i dont drive so i just see it as further needless development anyway
I am all for the new devlopment, we need another source for fuel, I require diesel fuel. Does anyone know if Diesel will be offerd. Don Sturgis
2 gas stations 1/4 mile apart, when its 10 miles to the other side of the island… i’m not seeing the logic.