A while ago I wrote about how I enjoyed my life in Casco Viejo and the opportunity this business gives me to help other people or just make my neighborhood better. Here is a concrete example: Las Clementinas.
This is a small project which we hope plant the seed for a big change and help raise the bar in developments in the area. It will be the first project in the old city to have an organic garden (maybe even in the entire Panama City!) and to use sustainably harvested wood. This historic garden (which has a restriction for life, it can only be a garden) is actually already in the works, and has the potential to be the gravity center for a small community program where kids and retirees can learn and help things grow. As in so many other community gardens around the world, it is almost incredible that this would be the first one in Panama City.
Also, the building will include rare finishes like sustainably harvested tropical hardwood floors made from timber reclaimed from Lake Gatun. This timber has been submerged and therefore preserved since 1913 inside the lake and it is cured to last a lifetime. Some of these species where harvested until extintion around the world because of its everlasting properties.
Another detail that gives away the uniqueness of this project is that there will be no commercial bathroom cabinets, but custom made, reworked from antique furniture. All to preserve the nostalgic feeling that Casco Viejo is all about. You can check our virtual tour of the area at: http://www.arcoproperties.com/about-casco.aspx
Crown it all with water views and plaza views! If you would like to be part of it, don´t hesitate to write: firstname.lastname@example.org