As part of the planning activities within the Coral Bay Watershed Management Project: Phase 2, the Coral Bay Community Council in 2013 obtained a Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) grant from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Coral Bay was one of 7 communities chosen nationwide to participate in the 2013 AIA program. Go to AIA project.
This grant brought a group of eight experts to St. John from May 29-31, 2013 to work with more than 140 residents, public officials & community leaders to create a vision for Coral Bay. The several meetings brought together a diverse group of people to discuss Coral Bay’s future. Issues addressed included discussions on supporting appropriate development and infrastructure while protecting the natural environment and enhancing our overall quality of life for many years to come. Here is the report: //www.coralbaycommunitycouncil.org/aiab099987-final-report-1-2014.pdf
Also see the CBCC community vision survey completed in conjunction with the AIA workshop. Vision Survey Results
In mid 2018, CBCC did a post-hurricane survey to help determine our residents level of progress in recovery and concerns for the future.
In July 2019, CBCC did an additional survey with some recovery questions and a broader focus on community facility needs and community vision – You can see the complete responses: Coral Bay 2019 Facilities & Vision Survey Results.
In May 2021, CBCC sent out another survey to assess current infrastructure views and needs and also discuss community visioning again. Here are the results. 2021 CBCC Community Vision Survey Results
Post COVID, CBCC is encouraging a new round of community visioning and planning, in conjunction with all sectors of the community and the Virgin Islands Government, using a variety of techniques, including coastal/water use planning and charettes.