For those who thought it would never happen, or that it would take ages… it is real and going forward at full speed. The cinta costera project is a huge park along the coast that involves new lanes to deal with heavy traffic at Balboa Avenue, green areas and most important of it all, it covers all the equipment needed to clean up the bay (meaning new blackwater infrastructure).
The video looks like something completely fake and taken out from a Disney fantasy. However, it is true, and they are moving fast!
Check it our at UTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7z6cK_q5b8
Soon they´ll reach the Vasco Núñez de Balboa sculpture, I´m super curious to see how they move that huge ball…
Now, the big question is: how it affects Casco Viejo? you´d better start buying in Terraplen! Time frame for the construction of the entire cinta: 3 years. This will compress the development at Casco Viejo´s old “Market Boulevard”. There is already a restoration project going on (Casa Malecon) starting on summer 2008 and the cinta costera for sure will make circulation towards the Casco easier. If this is so, Terraplens boulevard becomes a fantastic spot for nightlife: ocean front, skyline views, a huge park 2 minutes away, at the very entrance of a colonial city.
This historic waterfront has a huge potential on it´s own, but projects like Cinta Costera will make it even more interesting. A big wave is there to ride for those who like to get in early! Want to learn more about Casco Viejo? visit: www.arcoproperties.com