Published on our June 2023 Newsletter

Question: “What are the different zoning codes I will see on a listing?”

Chris’ Answer:

When you are buying land to build your island home, it is important to know if you can use the land as planned. The most common zones you will see:

R-1 – residential, low density, set backs – 15 feet all sides
R-2 – residential low density (1 – 2 family dwellings), set backs – 15 feet front, 10 feet rear and sides

These are all of the zones:

A-1 Agricultural District
A-2 Agricultural District
R-1 Residence—Low Density
R-2 Residence—Low Density
R-3 Residence—Medium Density
R-4 Residence—Medium Density
R-5 Residence—High Density
B-1 Business—Central Business District
B-2 Business—Secondary
B-3 Business—Scattered
B-4 Business—Residential Areas
C Commercial
I-1 Industry—Heavy
I-2 Industry—Light
W-1 Waterfront—Pleasure
W-2 Waterfront—Commercial—Industrial
P Public
S Special

For in-depth descriptions of the different codes, their uses, and their restrictions, go to:

Contact us with any questions about home buying on St. Croix. We have worked with many Buyers on and off the island to purchase their dream home on St. Croix. We can help you with every step of the process.