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Public Notice – Knud Hansen WIC Project

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces that pursuant to Virgin Islands Rules and Regulations, Title 12, Chapter 21, Section 904-9, an application for Federal Consistency Determination, CZT-09-22(FC), has been submitted by the Virgin Islands Department of Health. The Knud Hansen WIC Project proposes the complete demolition of the existing structure, followed by the construction of the replacement building. The replacement building is of the same footprint (2,640 s.f.) and consists of roughly 5,000 square feet to be constructed. The project was awarded funding (FNS-529 through the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service Program (USDA FNS)) to assist in the repair and restoration of buildings, equipment, technology, and other infrastructure damages as a consequence of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The building will be two stories high and will be a concrete structure. The completed facility will include the St. Thomas WIC clinic, executive offices, classrooms, and storage. The proposed project site is located at 1309 Hospital Ground, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

All persons interested are invited to be present and heard at the scheduled Public Meeting on the proposed project which begins on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 4:00 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.

Properly signed statements concerning the proposed project, addressed to the undersigned, will become part of the hearing record. Written statements must be submitted by August 30, 2022, via email to

The project documents are available for public review on the DPNR-CZM Website at Further, plans for the proposed project are on file for review by appointment only at the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Division of Coastal Zone Management, located at 45 Mars Hill, St. Croix, Virgin Islands (340) 773-1082, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., except holidays.

The following information should be used to participate in the meeting:

Meeting ID: 892 3988 3271
Passcode: 369334 Jean-Pierre L. Oriol Commissioner