A new development off of Batabano
road may soon break ground.
A press release states Dart Realty
is still in the process of gaining the required approvals before the West Bay development
can move forward. The 92-acre site will feature
108 house lots starting at 12,500 square feet surrounding five lakes.
“We have wanted to develop this
land for some time. Due to a more positive economic outlook, we thought now
would be a good time to commence the development,” said Justin Howe, vice president
“We also knew residents on the
Island would be interested in a quality subdivision in an excellent location so
this choice just made sense.”
He added the company is hoping to
be able to offer owner financing to facilitate the purchase of the lots when
they become available.
Dart Realty is working with APEC, the
Burns Conolly Group, Crighton Properties Ltd. and others on the project.
“Dart Realty has a reputation for doing excellent
development work, as can be seen with Camana Bay, and this project will be no
different,” said Dale Crighton.
Dart’s Camana Bay project is a 500-acre
mixed use master-planned community between Seven Mile Beach and the North
Sound, and Dart Realty is now in the master planning phase for the town’s residential
communities, hotels, marina and amenities.
“The Burns Conolly Group is pleased
to be working with the Dart Realty team on what will be beautiful home sites
overlooking the new lakes, in a development that provides local residents with
access to a high level of quality of planning and landscaping,” said Burns
“Mr. Howe said that at the moment Dart Realty
is in discussions with the necessary authorities to gain approvals including
the Department of Environment, the Central Planning Authority and the National
Roads Authority, and are hoping to submit our required applications in February.
“Because part of the project
includes excavation work, we will be polling and notifying residents in this
area in West Bay over the next few weeks,” he said.
If approved, Dart Realty will
excavate the land to gain the fill required for the development.
Excess fill may also be used for
Camana Bay. The Company also intends to engage local heavy equipment operators
for the excavation work required.
“We want to ensure that we do not disrupt the
residents of the area while the work is taking place,” said Mr. Howe.
“So, to minimize any noise from
trucks travelling through, we are proposing a new road corridor going south
(essentially a back road) that trucks can use when moving fill, equipment etc
during the development phase. We believe this will be quite effective.”
Mr. Howe and his team have also met
with the NRA to discuss the roads for the area. The current plan is for the new
subdivision to have two road corridors that will ultimately become part of the
Esterly Tibbetts Highway.