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TURNBULL SIGNS ROBIN BAY REZONING BILL

Feb. 4, 2002 – Gov. Charles Turnbull announced Monday that he has signed into law the rezoning bill that paves the way for construction of the Seven Hills Beach Resort and Casino on St. Croix's south shore.
The developers, Robin Bay Associates, have said Seven Hills will be a $540 million project encompassing a 300-room hotel, two smaller lodges with 380 rooms, up to 800 condominium and time-share units, an 18-hole golf course and a 20,000-square-foot casino.
Jeffrey Moorhead, local attorney for Robin Bay Associates, said after the Senate unanimously approved the rezoning that the project would represent the largest one-time investment in the history of St. Croix.
On Monday, Turnbull praised the Senate for acting quickly to approve a project that could provide a jump-start for the territory's economy.
"This project will provide a much-needed economic boost, in the form of construction and permanent jobs, for the people of St. Croix," the governor said. "With the completion of the Henry Rohlsen Airport, St. Croix will be able to accommodate an increase in flights, and with the availability of additional rooms, more visitors will be able to enjoy their vacation on St. Croix."
In order to move forward, the project will need permits from the Coastal Zone Management Committee. If they come through, construction could start this year, Moorhead said.
The project met with little opposition in public hearings and on the Senate floor.

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