Construction of Luxury Residential Complex Suspended

The Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica accepted an appeal, effectively suspending the construction of the project by Las Catalinas Properties Holding Ltd.

Friday, August 3, 2012

The suit, lodged by Mr. Luis Carlos Sanchez and Robert Faris, denounced the use of well water without an authorized concession and tree felling of high value timber.

"The project is located in an area where there currently is not any legal operator established for the providing drinking water through an aqueduct, which means that a letter of availability can not be issued" says a letter given in evidence and signed on May 12 last by Guillermo Arce, of the Water and Sewerage company", reported

The project located in Santa Cruz and Carrillo in Guanacaste, includes the construction of 2,500 luxury villas in an area of 469 hectares.

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Demand for luxury properties in Panamanian coastal areas has grown and it is not unusual to end up paying up to $1,800 per square meter.

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Poor Prognosis for "Second Homes"

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