THE TOURIST resort town of Negril, Jamaica, West Indies, is benefiting from a multimillion-dollar
upscale residential housing development targeting local professionals and returning residents.
Negril Estate, the first planned, gated-residential community in the resort town, is being
developed by private sector interests Paradise Real Estate Brokers and Western Engineering
"Significant investments amounting to millions of dollars will be flowing into the development
of this project," said Patrick Fletcher, a director at Paradise Real Estate Brokers. He told
The Gleaner the new development, with an initial investment of about $250 million, was
aimed at providing housing solutions mostly for professionals in the tourism industry.
Also, it targets Jamaicans who want to return home, but who have serious concerns
"Negril Estate provide 24-hour security, so that will settle the concerns of those persons
who are scared about the crime situation in the country," Mr. Fletcher said in an interview
with The Gleaner. He said the project was environmentally-friendly, as the development
will boast fully landscaped community parks and a central sewage system, adequate
drainage network, in addition to sidewalks and curb walls along roadways.
Located along the Negril to Little London main road, three-quarters of a mile east
of the Negril roundabout..
"We are pleased with the response we have been getting from the international market,
however, we would like to see more Jamaicans coming forward to claim lots,"
said Mr. Fletcher. "One of the special features of Negril Estate is that we have five lots
measuring 50,000 square feet which could be acquired by developers for erecting
townhouses or villas."
The establishment of Negril Estate comes amidst pronouncements from the state-run
National Housing Trust (NHT) that Westmoreland is the parish in the western end
of the island with the greatest need for housing.
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