###

Plans for luxury 7-tower complex worries neighbors in Mérida

Don't miss

The wonderful world of pitaya in Yucatán

Pitaya will soon be plentiful in Yucatan, ready for everything from cheesecake to daiquiris.

After 50 years, sister cities Erie and Mérida maintain a bond

After establishing a sister-city connection in 1971, that bond continues between the Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pa., and the Archdiocese of the Yucatán.

New closure of Tulum archaeological site worries business owners

While most tourists obey face mask regulations, others simply ignore them. Photo: Courtesy
Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway. Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
A rendering depicts Infiniti, a large luxury housing project planned for Mérida’s north. Photo: Courtesy

Residents in northern Mérida are angry over plans to build Infinity, 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 club house, 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 the not meeting 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.   

- Advertisement -


Popular

Its port quiet for over a year, Progreso will welcome Carnival Breeze in July

Progreso will be a rare port of call for Carnival in July.

Comalcalco, the oddball of the Maya world

Archaeology Monday provides historical background, photos and practical information about these ancient marvels and how to get out and enjoy them for yourself. This week we travel far afield to western Tabasco to explore the unique ancient city of Comalcalco.

Stranded 3 years in Yucatán, Alejandra Juarez will be home for Mother’s Day

Alejandra Juarez and her husband of 20 years Temo Juarez, an Iraq combat veteran, enjoy a barbecue with friends in April....

Are COVID-19 restrictions in Yucatan about to come to an end?

Several COVID-19 restrictions expected to be lifted next Monday in Yucatán.
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -