UDC announces aesthetic improvement plans for Breezy Castle corridor in downtown Kingston

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is looking to make aesthetic improvements to the Breezy Castle corridor, as a part of its master plan for the redevelopment of downtown Kingston.

The announcement was made on Sunday during the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) flag raising ceremony held at the Breezy Castle roundabout and comes on the verge of the UDC’s 50th Anniversary, emphasising the renewed effort of the corporation in making development happen for the people of Jamaica.

According to Dr Damian Graham, General Manager of the UDC, “the raising of both the National Flag of Jamaica and the Flag of Kingston is a symbolic continuation to the redevelopment activities planned for the area, linking it to the promenade along the waterfront and the Festival Market to the west.”

The UDC in a release said it will outline more details on the plans during the course of its celebratory year.

During his address, Dr Graham made mention of other major areas of focus for the corporation as guided by its current master plan, which includes: a multi-modal transport hub, ICT/BPO centre, Waterfront entertainment and hotels, marina and cruise ship pier, multi-storey parking Ggarage, office complex and apartment complex, which will all fall within a 17 zone development area.

The UDC, which has pioneered the redevelopment of downtown Kingston since 1968, is also involved in the Government Oval and Downtown Kingston Project geared towards establishing a Parliamentary Square, the upgrading of the National Heroes Park and The Ward Theatre and the Tax Incentive Programme for Urban Renewal among others.

The corporation said it is also carrying out overall project management duties on the construction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Building along the Kingston Waterfront.

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