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Semarnat rejects three of four new real estate projects around Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — This week, three real estate developers who had submitted requests for building permits have been rejected. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) said no to the three separate companies after a review of their plans.

Companies JW Constructora y Desarrollodora de Playa, Salvamentos del Caribe and Banco Inmobiliario Mexicano had all applied for a change in land use for areas in both Playa del Carmen and Cancun.

The company JW Constructora y Desarrollodora de Playa had requested a change in land use to construct the Maya Gardens in Playa del Carmen. Salvamentos del Carib had hoped to build and operate a vehicle depot in Cancun, while Banco Inmobiliario Mexicano wanted to construct the UM Cumbres Cancun development.

All three construction proposals were rejected by the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Semarnat) for independent reasons. Only one project that passed the department’s desk was approved.

Club Aqua’s submitted Environmental Impact Statement (MIA) was approved by Semarnat. The project, which will be built in Puerto Aventuras, will consist of the construction and operation of a building and its 19 two-bedroom apartments.