DPNR Announces CZM Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20 to Hear D.O.H. Proposal For Demolition of Charles Harwood Medical Center's Main Building and Other Structures

Community Center Published On September 20, 2022 01:02 PM
Staff Consortium | September 20, 2022 01:02:02 PM

The Charles Harwood Medical Complex.

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces that pursuant to Virgin Islands Rules and Regulations, Title 12, Chapter 21, Section 904-9 meetings of the St. Croix Committee of the Virgin Islands Coastal Zone Management Commission have been scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. In an effort to help to reduce the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this meeting will be held via the video conferencing platform Zoom.

Items on the agenda include an application for Federal Consistency Determination, CZX-5-22(FC), has been submitted by the Virgin Islands Department of Health. The project (FEMA Project: Public Assistance-PW 70645) proposes the complete demolition of the Charles Harwood Medical Center’s main building, annex building, and other permanent structures on the site, followed by the construction of the replacement building. The demolition scope includes a full clearing of the structures on the site, including demolition of the 3-story main building, 1-story annex building, and five (5) outer buildings, and relocation of other temporary structures on the site such as the Modular Lab.

The replacement building will be a state-of-the art public health facility, which will be approximately 200,000 square feet in size. The new facility will promote health and wellness and house a range of clinical services such as Community Health, Behavioral health, and Family Planning, as well as other public health services including Environmental Health, Epidemiology, and Vital Statistics. The proposed project site is located at 3500 Estate Richmond, Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands. The following information should be used to participate in the meeting:


Meeting ID: 895 4083 5705

Passcode: 088790

Jean-Pierre L. Oriol Commissioner



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