Gas soon come?
Our friend Kevin McCarthy sent over this picture Monday of the new fuel pumps over at the someday gas station on South Shore Road. And by the looks of it, it seems that gas may be in the near future.
We tried to reach the owner to get a formal update, but had no such luck Monday.
Plans for the gas station, located adjacent to St. John Market and near the Westin, have been in the works since 2010. Residents fiercely opposed the new gas station citing concerns over environmental impacts, parking, sewage and storm water.
The new gas station has made headlines several times since construction began. In October 2012, a bulldozer toppled over on the upper portion of the site. Less than a month later, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) shut down construction after learning poured concrete had not cured prior to its forms being removed. This subsequently weakened the retaining wall, causing it to bow.
Once completed, the gas station will be the second on the Cruz Bay side of the island. Coral Bay remains without a gas station since the Domino closed several years back.