Residents in northern Mérida are angry over plans to build Infiniti, a seven-tower luxury development replete with a lake.
Complaints center around an alleged lack of transparency regarding zoning regulations and concerns over traffic, privacy and the environment.
“We don’t understand how the city can approve upwards of 250 new tower apartment units in an area of only 39,000 square meters. This project would have dire consequences for families in neighborhoods such as Montalbán, Monterreal, Montecristo, and others. The north of the city is oversaturated with traffic as it is,” said neighborhood spokesman Yusef Lara.
Images on Infiniti’s website lay out plans to build seven towers, a clubhouse, a swimming pool and a large artificial lake.
According to a report by Por Esto, neighbors have begun to explore legal actions to stop, or at least delay the construction of the project.
A court in Yucatán recently found that the Urban Center shopping mall was built despite zoning requirements. The shopping mall continues to operate and authorities have yet to intervene.
The north of Mérida is not the only part of the city where zoning rules have been a hot topic. Residents in the Centro have long complained about loud bars and restaurants opening up on streets that had previously been entirely residential.