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Permit for 1,200 low income housing project denied for Playa del Carmen developer

Playa Del Carmen, Q.R. — A construction company has been denied permits for the development of a 1,200 home project due to Environmental Impact Statement omissions. The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) denied permits to Cib Trust who were looking to construct the homes near Cristo Rey in the city’s the northwest, an area that has new urbanization plans.

The project, which has been in Semarnat hands since November of 2020, has been through more than a dozen administrative reviews. The Caracoral development promoted by Cib Trust had applied to build 1,200 low-income homes on a 15-hectare property for an investment of around 10 million peso.

“The promoting company will develop housing lots for the construction of houses with market standards, while remaining competitive in terms of price and accessible to the common people,” said the MIA.

Semarnat’s refusal to grant the permit is for an area of Playa del Carmen where urbanization has just begun. Surrounding projects are thin, but do include Bonanza and Villa Maya.