A longtime passionate St. Johnian wants the new island planner and the Port Authority to seize what he calls a "rare opportunity" to create a better Cruz Bay. Better for businesses, better for locals, and better for tourists.
Steve Black spelled out his thoughts in a letter to the St. John Tradewinds. Some of his ideas:
Move the Customs, the Cruise Ship and the Inter-Island depots to Enighed Pond, where the new commercial area's nearly five acres is largely unused except for hourly car barges. The depots are now crammed into the small harbor known as the Creek,
bordered by the street to Caneel and the National Park Service
Develop boardwalks along the Cruz Bay waterfront and Enighed. "This beautifies both areas and opens the door to the benefits of a boating economy," Black wrote.
Also at Enighed, create a vendors village of local crafts people as well as a local fish market.
Like many of Black's ideas, these deserve to be heard, discussed and considered.
!!! You should not consider the Google Map here too seriously. It shows the Westin Resort in the middle of the Cruz Bay harbor.