In the past couple of months, the Central Planning Authority has approved several projects with multimillion-dollar price tags, including in George Town, Bodden Town and Breakers.
According to the minutes of the planning board’s 17 April meeting, Fred Whittaker successfully applied for permission to construct a $2.06 million commercial building on Elgin Avenue. According to the planning department’s analysis of the proposal, the two-storey building would be about 13,750 square feet and consist of retail units. The proposed 1-acre site is currently vacant.
During its 3 April meeting, the board OK’d an application by the Church of God Prophecy to build a $5 million church facility on Anton Bodden Drive in Bodden Town. Located on a 1.9-acre site that is currently vacant, the building would be 27,000 square feet and include a church, ancillary auditorium hall and classroom block, according to the meeting minutes.
During its 6 March meeting, the board approved an application by Crown Acquisitions for a 115-residential lot subdivision on the 51-acre site that formerly hosted Breakers Speedway. With an estimated cost of $3.5 million, the proposal includes 109 house lots, five land-for-public-purpose parcels and one road parcel.
Coe Wood woes
During its 20 March meeting, the planning board authorised the issuance of an enforcement notice against a developer, indicating a breach of conditions of planning approval. In and of itself, that’s not usually a noteworthy occurrence.
However, in this case, the developer is the “Crown”, as in the Cayman Islands government. The project in question is the four retail kiosks recently constructed at Coe Wood Beach in Bodden Town.
According to the meeting minutes, “The applicant has constructed the buildings without first obtaining a building permit.”
Planning records indicate that the “Ministry of RPCU” received planning approval for the kiosks 1 August, 2012.