|Frederiksted, St Croix
Coastal Systems International, Inc. was retained by the Public Finance Authority of the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist in the revitalization of the Frederiksted Waterfront in St. Croix. Extensive field investigations were conducted to map the areas. A design charrette was held in Frederiksted to develop concepts for a waterfront park, beach, cruise pier, and other site improvements. Teams of land planners, engineers, and landscape architects met with local interest groups to develop conceptual plans for the redevelopment of the area.
Environmental regulatory permits were secured through the Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Agency of the USVI. Construction plans were developed. The Coastal Systems Development team has completed Phase I of the project, which consisted of the reconstruction of the waterfront park and maintaining the historical facade representative of St. Croix’s heritage. Natural stonework was used throughout the project to preserve the local architecture. The lush landscaping typical of Caribbean destinations was restored to the park, making it an attractive and inviting site to both visitors and local residents.
Phase II of the project will involve the reconstruction of the community waterfront north of the fort and will include the recreation of breakwaters, the reconstruction of Paul E. Joseph Stadium, and the restoration of the beach, restroom facilities, retaining pond, utilities, parking areas, and soccer fields.