ST. THOMAS — Gov. Albert Bryan Jr., flanked by officials including members of the 34th Legislature and V.I. Housing Authority, broke ground Thursday on new energy-efficient apartments on the site of the old Estate Donoe housing community.

The new public housing community, developed by VIHA and Pennrose LLC along with consultant Jackson Development Company, is scheduled for completion in December 2022. It will offer 84 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments in 14 buildings on 10.6 acres that are designed to be energy efficient, safe and will be able to withstand hurricanes.