The Virgin Islands Port Authority is demolishing the former “Kline Building” located adjacent to Crown Bay Center, St. Thomas. This is the first of a series of demolitions planned for several derelict buildings owned by VIPA in the Crown Bay District. The removal of the unsightly structures is in line with VIPA’s vision to revitalize the district for residents and visitors’ enjoyment. The demolition is being performed by Cross Island Builders (selected via a competitive bidding process) at a cost of $247,489.20, and should be completed by the end of this week. VIPA is in the process of acquiring permits to demolish its other dilapidated and hurricane-damaged properties territory-wide.