Launched in 2009, our Lighting Initiative ensures that our historic town districts are well-lit for both safety and to increase economic activity in our downtown centers.
Having procured a proprietary light fixture that was approved by the V.I. Historic Preservation Commission, the Foundation worked with downtown merchants and the V.I. Energy Office to encourage property owners to turn on their exterior lights at night. We also provided energy-saving bulbs and cost-effective light fixtures, ensuring that our historic towns shine bright and safe.
Downtown Bicycle Patrols
When the Virgin Islands government announced their goal of creating a VIPD Bicycle Patrol in 2000, within two weeks the Foundation had secured funding to provide training so that Bicycle Patrols could immediately commence on both islands.
Today, Bicycle Patrol Units are well-established in Christiansted and Frederiksted on St. Croix and Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas. Ensuring a strong presence in downtown Christiansted, the Foundation has provided the Christiansted Bicycle Patrol (seen at right) with rent-free office space in Sunday Market Square since 2002.
In 1998, St. Croix Foundation, in partnership with the Christiansted Restaurant and Retail Association secured nearly $400,000 to place security cameras on St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John in Christiansted, Frederiksted, Charlotte Amalie and Cruz Bay. The Foundation raised funds for maintaining the cameras and, today, we are identifying funding to upgrade the system on all three islands.