The Westin Resort received approval to conduct dredging operations around the hotel’s dock as well as to convert seven building to timeshares, expand the pool deck, build a guardhouse and modify the kitchen at the pool bar, according to the St. John Source. The St. John Coastal Zone Management Committee unanimously approved the hotel’s requests.
The dredging is necessary, the hotel said, because ferries using the dock have filled in the area. CZM required the resort to complete certification of acceptable water quality, which reportedly has already been done. The CZM action now goes to the VI Senate and then the Governor for final authorizations.