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Cancun city officials proceed with closing illegal real estate developments

Cancun, Q.R. — With the goal of avoiding fraud, halting environmental deterioration and protecting citizens, the city of Cancun says they have shut down 15 irregular developments from selling 14,800 plots of land that cannot be sold.

Through the municipal Secretaries of Ecology and Urban Development, Public Safety and Traffic and the Technical Secretariat as well as the Directorates of Legal Affairs, Trade and Services in Public Roads, Inspection and Civil Protection, officials have continued to carry out inspections. The inspections have been ongoing since February.

In five operations, municipal officials have shut 15 irregular developments, an industrial warehouse and an administrative office building. Based on reports from the Technical Secretariat, these 15 irregular developments represent a total of 14,800 lots, which have affected 918 hectares of natural area.

City Council reports that the developments were closed because they violated the provisions of the Law of Human Settlements, Territorial Ordering and Urban Development of the State of Quintana Roo, as well as lacked any planning or future projection for the installation of the basic services of electricity, water and sewage drainage.