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Developer withdraws MIA request review for Pok Ta Pok Cancun Hotel Zone project

Cancun, Q.R. — The Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) has considered a Cancun hotel project resolved after its real estate developer withdrew.

Project developer Hazama Corporation Desarrollo de Turismo, SA de CV has withdrawn their request for the government to review their environmental impact statement (MIA).

The withdraw happened after months of local groups strongly protested the possible development of the multi-level real estate project in the Cancun Hotel Zone.

The developing company had submitted an MIA (Manifestación de Impacto Ambiental) for review so they could construct several towers on the Pok Ta Pok golf course which is located in the Cancun Hotel Zone. That construction project, if approved, would have added another 1,378 homes and 850 hotel rooms to an already overburdened area.

The project’s real estate MIA was submitted in January of 2024 and almost immediately sparked both outrage and concern by local residents. In March, the project went to public consult which resulted in 19 environmental concerns by residents, environmental groups and local business owners.

The unresolved observations made regarding the Cancun Peninsula project during the consultation period finally pushed the promoter to withdraw its environmental impact assessment, which was under review by the General Directorate of Environmental Impact and Risk (DGIRA).

On April 12, in the middle of the evaluation process, DGIRA received a document through which the promoter presented the withdrawal of the project Environmental Impact Evaluation Procedure.

The large real estate project would have added nearly 2,000 additional rooms to an already overburdened island system.

The company Hazama Corporation Desarrollo de Turismo, SA de CV, has communicated in writing the withdrawal of the process initiated for the project “Península Cancun”, registered with 23QR2024U0008, the DGIRA reported.

With the withdrawal process, Semarnat has officially published the project results, considering it resolved.