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Remember when Mérida was cheap?

They generally arrive for two reasons: safety and quality of life. Living in Mérida is cheap… or perhaps it used to be and that...

Mérida slated to build nearly 100 new highrise towers

Housing and business developments in Mérida have historically been fairly “close to the ground,” but that seems to be changing.

Building in Yucatán to get even more expensive in 2022

Over the past several years, construction costs in Yucatán have risen sharply and all signs point to even higher prices in 2022..

Yucatán unveils details of its striking new sports stadium

Plans have been unveiled for the construction of a new sports arena in Mérida’s north with a maximum capacity of 32,000 spectators. 

Yucatán’s new high-cost apartment trend and housing crisis

Historically, apartment living has been relatively uncommon in Mérida, with the majority of new towers and condominiums having been built in the last decade.

Building in Yucatán: Permits and contracts for Mérida’s historic center

In Mérida, construction permits are different depending on the area in which you’re building. As the Centro Histórico is one of the most popular neighborhoods for newcomers, there are some technical — and legal considerations to keep in mind.

A plea to end Mérida’s days of unchecked growth

A new report titled "the costs of urban expansion in Mexico" has found that Mérida's strategy for growth is alarmingly deficient.

Ancient monuments in Teotihuacan endangered by illegal construction

Illegal settlements have been a problem in much of the region for decades.

Sky high: Construction begins on Yucatán’s 1st true skyscraper

Sky Capital, a Mérida-based real estate development firm, has broken ground on the construction of Yucatán's first skyscraper. The skyscraper, called The Sky, is expected...

Yucatán leads the region in new real estate development

Real Estate investment in Yucatán continues to grow despite economic uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yucatán leads its region in new home construction with...

Yucatán is slated to get its first skyscraper

A Mérida-based real estate development firm announced that it will begin building southeast Mexico's first skyscraper in June. The mega-project will come with a price...

New laws on sprawl to address Merida’s flooding crisis

Construction rules in Merida's north, where developers have been building malls and housing developments in the past several decades, will have to be re-written...

‘World-class’ stadium planned in Merida by 2023

A New York-based real estate firm will build a sports and concert stadium in Merida worth “billions of dollars.” Public authorities and company representatives presented...

Steel beams indicate an ambitious Siglo XXI expansion

Merida, Yucatan — The city's future as a convention and trade show magnet is coming into focus as the Siglo XXI center's expansion progresses. The Siglo...

Yet another delay for shopping arcade after 21 months of construction

The Pasaje Picheta's long-awaited re-opening has been delayed again, with mid-September being announced as the beginning of a partial re-opening. That means the renovations...

‘Intelligent’ high-rise apartments planned in Montebello

Merida, Yucatan — New housing in the White City has moved about as far away from "hacienda style" as it possibly can. A "smart luxury...

Merida builds up ‘without rhyme or reason,’ says visiting prof

Merida, Yucatan — Big cities with vision, such as Singapore and Vancouver, use zoning to regulate their high-rises. But Yucatan's capital allows construction "without...

In Merida’s changing skyline, 30 new ‘skyscrapers’ are coming

Merida, Yucatan — The city's northern panorama continues onward and upward. In addition to the 30 towers that are already there, another 30 are coming,...

Construction crews say cement from Egypt is inferior, making them sick

Builders say they are being pressured to stop complaining about imported cement that they say is both inferior and toxic.

Another crane accident at Paseo 60 injures combi passengers

A second crane accident at the Paseo 60 hotel complex has sent two passengers in a combi to the hospital.

Meridiano site will place 4 hotels, shopping, cinemas and car rental...

The mixed-use development at the airport's entrance will be called Meridiano, and its coming into focus very quickly.

Worker shortage is driving up the cost of constuction

A high demand for masons has raised the cost of labor between 10 and 15 percent. 

Beach construction in Chuburná halted by environmental agency

The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) temporarily shut down a construction site where a threatened thatch palm was apparently cleared.

Ground broken for villas-style psychiatric complex

The complex will have a positive impact on the lives of 96,000 potential visitors in a pleasant environment, surrounded by multiple green areas.