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Feb 17, 2016

What’s that Eyesore at Sand Lighter’s Promenade?

Darrell Bradley

If you’ve been in the vicinity of Sand Lighter’s Promenade recently you would have noticed a pair of incomplete wooden structures in front of the Mexican Institute.  What are those half-finished eyesores you ask?  Well, according to Mayor Bradley, they are intended to be ticket booths and information centers for a soon-to-be-built zip lining at the waterfront.  The idea, says Bradley, is the brainchild of a pair of businessmen who are working along with the city council to bring the concept to life.

 

Darrell Bradley, Belize City Mayor

“A year ago roughly, the city council received a proposal from an individual who wanted to do a zip lining business in the waterway.  So this was something that we were very excited about because you have had the idea with the master plan.  If you notice, we are developing a lot of waterfront areas, in terms of cementing streets, B.T.L. Park, Battlefield Park. You see that we have so much water but there is no jet skiing business, there’s no sailing that goes on in Belize City.  So that all of those things are opportunities and when this individual, I think it’s two persons, when they submitted a proposal in terms of doing a zip lining business it was something which fits right in line with the long-term vision of the development of Belize City, including the development of uses in waterways.  I mentioned this at a presentation last week that most Belizeans we are inundated with water, we have the Haulover Creek, we have about eighty-five percent of the city surrounded by water.  We have the canals but most Belizeans, including your mayor, can’t swim and then most Belizeans likewise have a very negative interaction with water.  We think about hurricanes and flooding, so the idea is that if you would have more of these businesses like the zip lining then it would encourage more commercial activities and use of the waterways.  And so what that structure would be is that I think that they are not completed in relation to where they are but it would be things like ticketing booths and information center to facilitate that type of structure.  I want to emphasize however that when you see the city working with developers, we ensure that the area remains predominantly a public access area.”

 

A deadline for the completion of that project has not been disclosed.

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