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Restrictions on Christiansted Historic District Given

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources reminds the public that pursuant to the Virgin Islands Rules and Regulations of the Historic Preservation Commission no political signs or advertising of any type are allowed within the historic districts. These are the rules for Christiansted Historic District.
Christiansted Historic District
Beginning at a point which is the extension of Lobster Street at the edge of the harbor, then running southwesterly along the south side of Lobster Street to its intersection with Hospital Street, thence running east along the north side of Hospital Street to the intersection of New Street, thence running south westerly along the south side of New Street to its intersection with Princess Street, thence running northwesterly along the west side of Princess Street to a point 100' south of East Street, thence running parallel to East Street until this line intersects with East Street at a point 200' east of Peter's Farm Hospital Street, thence running south for a distance of 300', thence turning and running west for a distance of 200' parallel to East Street to a point which is the extension of Peter's Farm Hospital Street, thence continuing north along Peter's Farm Hospital Street to its intersection with Western Suburb Street, thence running east along the north side of Western suburb Street to a point 100' west of West Street, thence running north parallel to West Street to a point 125' north of West Lane, thence turning and running easterly 100' to the west side of West Street, thence running along the west side of West Street to the harbor, thence continuing along the shoreline to the point of beginning.
Building permits in Historic and Architectural Control Districts and Registry
Chapter 29 Title 17 Section 285

Until plans, therefore, are submitted to and acted upon by the Virgin Islands Historic Preservation Commission, no building or structure, including stone walls, fences, paving and steps, may be erected, reconstructed, altered, restored, moved, or demolished within any Historic and Architectural Control District or affecting any building, sites or place listed in the Registry; and no sign, light, fence, wall, or other appurtenant fixture may be erected or displayed on any lot or on the exterior of any building or structure located within said Control District or listed in the Registry; and no building or other permit may be granted for any such purpose within the said Control District or pertaining to any building, site, or place listed in the Registry.

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