The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) will be renovating the Jubilee Market. The Jubilee or ‘Solas’ Market was the first market established in Kingston 1906. The original structure was destroyed by fire in the 1980’s and the area has since been informally reoccupied by haberdashery vendors. It will be rebuilt as a modern facility in keeping with its original aesthetics. The market will primarily accommodate Speciality Goods Vendors with a focus on culinary craft (preserves, etc.).
To redevelop housing stock in the inner city using the methodology being tested in the DTK yard transformation pilot.
The Downtown Kingston Yard Transformation Program is part of the strategy for improvement of the urban fabric and quality of life in the communities which surround Kingston’s downtown.
The UDC is undertaking a continuation of the Kingston Waterfront redevelopment as part of its redevelopment plans for the greater downtown Kingston and Port Royal development Area. Its aim is to attract the Jamaican population back downtown as the preferred destination to live, work, play and do business, as guided by the vision 2030 national plan. As such, the proposed Festival Marketplace is of key importance.
The objective is to develop a commercial, recreational and entertainment center as a major public amenity for downtown Kingston.
To develop the old Naval Hospital into an experiential Museum.
Developing an experiential Museum documenting Port Royal’s extraordinary history, to include:
- A heritage walk between Fort Charles and the Naval Hospital
- A multi-sensory exhibition with a theatrical exhibition space with authentic artefacts
- Other recreational spaces such as restaurant, bar and shops
Phase 1 - Scope include the refurbishing of the restroom and repair to the main building.