Board OKs fewer parking spaces at Sugar Estate senior living facility


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ST. THOMAS - Wednesday, the Board of Land Use Appeals approved a waiver for parking spaces at a senior living facility being developed in Sugar Estate.

The owner of the property is the V.I. Housing Authority, and the developer is Sugar Estates Associates.

The project will be financed by low-income tax credits and will be used for housing the elderly.

"This will provide affordable housing for seniors that can live on their own," V.I. Housing Authority Executive Director Robert Graham said.

The permits for the project require 80 parking spaces, but the Housing Authority was seeking a waiver to reduce the amount of spaces to 65.

Graham said he expects most of the seniors will not have a vehicle. As an example, he said the Lucinda Millin Home for the Aged has 85 units and only 10 residents have a car.

The motion to approve the parking waiver passed unanimously.

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