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Moravian, Calabash Boom Plans to Be Discussed

July 9, 2004 – The proposed Moravian Church development in Coral Bay, the Calabash Boom affordable housing project and other pending development will be discussed when the Coral Bay Community Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the John's Folly Learning Institute.
The Moravian Church is proposing to build a 150-room hotel, 200 condominium units, a 50-slip marina, a supermarket and office buildings on 10 acres of land it owns, most of it fringing Coral Bay Harbor.
The eight-acre project at Calabash Boom is to include six two-story townhouse buildings of four units each, for a total of 24 units, that will be available for purchase by qualified buyers through the V.I. Housing Finance Authority. The project also is to include four 12-unit rental apartment buildings with a total of 48 units of one to four bedrooms, to be built by Reliance Housing Foundation.
Sharon Coldren, Coral Bay Community Council president, said that Reliance and Housing Finance Authority officials have agreed to share their plans with council members before the formal Coastal Zone Management permitting and rezoning processes get under way.
Coldren said the council wants to work with major landowners and developers in Coral Bay. Early involvement with the community will lead to better development that takes into account Coral Bay residents' desire to retain the community's character, improve the infrastructure and protect the environment, she said.
Monday's meeting is open to the public. For more information about the organization, visit the Coral Bay Community Council Web site, or call the office at 776-2099.

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