Port Authority board approves $20,000 to demolish Bournefield unit
Published: February 21, 2013
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ST. THOMAS - The V.I. Port Authority board approved spending up to $20,000 to finish demolishing a Bournefield unit that has been sitting half-wrecked for two years.
The morning of Feb. 27, 2011, Bournefield residents awoke to the sound of a trackhoe tearing down the unoccupied Unit 202, which is attached to the V.I. Police Department's bomb-disposal unit.
The demolition was halted after the Port Authority could not produce a valid permit for the demolition.
Port Authority Executive Director Carlton Dowe told the board Wednesday that the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources informed him that before the building can be completely demolished, the Port Authority would have to do mitigation work, which would cost $20,000.