St Thomas to Begin Transformation of Charlotte Amalie Waterfront

Charlotte Amalie.

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The US Virgin Islands will break ground this week on a major transformation project for the waterfront in Charlotte Amalie in St Thomas.

US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp will lead the groundbreaking on the project, which has been in development in some form for three decades.

“This project received its first environmental approval in October of 1984,” Commissioner Petty said. “Over the past 34 years there have been numerous revisions leading to the final approval last year.”

The project includes the construction of two new lanes along the existing Veterans Drive, with the construction its centerpiece: a major new pedestrian promenade supported by a new concrete sea wall.

It also includes bastion-like projections at various locations along the promenade, landscaping and enhanced pedestrian lighting.