Final development plans announced, include removal of all overwater structures - The Blackadore Development Group announced today, Tuesday, October 25, 2016, that following a review of the project’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), the Belize Department of the Environment (DOE) has approved construction of the Blackadore Caye Project.
Developers of the caye state that it the project will be the first of its kind in the country, and signals an entirely new paradigm in sustainable development. The project will be built to some of the most stringent sustainability building standards in existence, and will aim to restore and revitalize the current ecology of Blackadore Caye.
“After a six month process of gathering feedback from stakeholders and local citizens, we received overwhelming support for the project – recognizing its social benefits, impact on the economy and environmental integrity,” said Paul Scialla, a partner in the Blackadore Development Group. “Despite approval for overwater structures, we have listened the concerns of local stakeholders and there will be no overwater structures for rent or sale in the final development. This decision is to further ensure our commitment to the ecological preservation of Belize,” continued Scialla.
Minister of Tourism, Honorable Manuel Heredia, also lends his support to the project by stating, “This is a new kind of development and a new kind of investor who appreciates the beauty of our country and who wants to preserve it for future generations to come. We are happy that they have listened to the people and have chosen our jewel in which to invest.”
Blackadore Caye Development will be working alongside the managers of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, as well as other government and environmental groups to ensure that the patrimony of the Caye remains intact and that measures are taken to safeguard and enhance the natural habitats nearby.
Employment opportunities will soon be announced for the construction phase of the project. Stay abreast of local newspapers to learn of when these vacancies will become available.