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Charlotte Amalie
Sunday, July 14, 2024


A new marina and convention center and a large timeshare-unit development head four rezoning requests scheduled for a public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources.
Joseph Hodge, president of Cabrita Point Development, has requested a change from R-1 (residential – low density) to W-1 (waterfront – pleasure) for parcels No. 6L-23 and 6L-30, Estate Nazareth, near Cabrita Point. Hodge wants to build a marina and a convention center on the property, according to documents filed with DPNR.
In a second rezoning request, Marriott Frenchman's Reef wants to build 234 timeshare units with parking for 269 vehicles on property between the harbor and the road approaching Frenchman's Reef from the north.
The site is a little more than 10 acres, four of which are already zoned R-3 (residential – medium density). Marriott's request is to change the other six acres from R-1 to R-3.
The population density that the proposed units would create is 67.5 percent of the density allowed under R-3 zoning. The proposed parking lot would provide 110 percent of the required number of spaces.
The applicant of record on the request is a locally formed subsidiary, MIFR, Virgin Islands Inc., represented by attorneys Henry Feuerzeig and George Dudley of the firm Dudley, Topper and Feuerzeig.
Attorney Roy A. Anduze, representing the estate of Roy A. Anduze, has requested a change from R-2 (residential low density one- and two-family) to R-2 (business-secondary neighborhood) for parcel No. 2, Estate Thomas, for a restaurant.
The final application is from Casey Smith of Estate Bovoni to change from R-1 to R-3 (business scattered). Smith intends to run his computer-repair service, auto-security installation and apparel printing at his residence.
DPNR has notified nearby property owners — those 150 feet away from any boundary of the land in question — about the hearing. Several condominiums are near the property Hodge wants to develop, and many landowners live near the Marriott property.
The hearing will be held at the DPNR Conference Room on the second floor of the Cyril E. King Airport. For more information contact Sue Higgins, senior planner, comprehensive and coastal zone planning, at 340-774-3320, ext. 5148.

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