More construction will begin in the heart of Cruz Bay this summer, according to Keith Richards, the person in charge of capital projects for the government, he told a town meeting this week groundbreaking for a two story garage, across from the barge dock, will start in a few months. At a community meeting at the Boulon Center, he explained the garage will hold 82 cars and include retail space for a many as 10 merchants, St. John Source reported. Funding for the $3 million project will come from the territory’s St. John Capital Improvement Fund and government bonds.
In other matters, one resident complained that plans for a planned 45-minute limit on parking across from the Post Office is not long enough. Mary Blazine said it takes at least two hours to run errands and have lunch, the Source reported. But island administrator Julien Harley said that if the limit was two hours, people would just stay for four.