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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

The 160-meter tall skyscraper is expected to complete construction by December 2023. Photo: Courtesy. Sky Capital, a Mérida-based...

Yucatán leads the region in new real estate development

Construction in Mérida’s north continues to drive the real estate sector in Yucatán. Photo: File Real Estate investment...

Yucatán is slated to get its first skyscraper

The Sky will be the first legitimate skyscraper in southeast Mexico. Photo: Courtesy A Mérida-based real estate development...

New laws on sprawl to address Merida’s flooding crisis

Merida’s north appears a less viable option for expansion as a year of heavy rain keeps much of it under water....

‘World-class’ stadium planned in Merida by 2023

A full-size sports stadium, embellished with a Mayan motif, is set to be built in Merida serving both the local baseball...

Steel beams indicate an ambitious Siglo XXI expansion

The Siglo XXI convention center's expansion is on track. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — The city's future as a...

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...

‘Intelligent’ high-rise apartments planned in Montebello

Aura Smart Luxury Living is planned in northern Merida. Rendering: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — New housing in the...

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

New high rises can appear anywhere in Merida. Photo: Punto Medio Merida, Yucatan — Big cities with vision,...

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

Via Montejo, which opened in 2018, added numerous high-rises along Merida's periferico. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — The...

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.

39,000 new homes in Mérida’s north, many promising the high-rise ‘Lifestyle’

As the north of the city continues its building boom, new trends and demographic shifts are apparent.