At least three yeares ago, owners of the Westin Resort applied to renew a Coastal Zone Management permit for its beachfront 180-foot dock.
The dock is used by the Westin's ferry, charter boats, sunset cruisers and other water activities. Last week, the VI Senate's environmental committee voted OK and now it's up to the full Senate.
Just sayin', you gotta be patient in the islands.
The Virgin Islands Daily News report about the permit says the Westin also got approval to dredge sand from around the dock to bring the water depth to eight feet. Does this mean the resort wants to bring in some larger boats, maybe host mega-yachts? More likely, that since the dock went in, sand has shifted and the depth has decreased.
BTW, the annual fee for the permit was $7,400. Now it's $28,000/year.
- Read the Daily News story here.