THE UDC SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR LEASE OF LONG BAY BEACHES 1 AND 2
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is inviting proposals for the lease of the Long Bay Beach Park Phase 1 and/ or Long Bay Beach Park Phase 2 in Negril, Westmoreland/Hanover. This lease will include the development, management and maintenance of either or both beaches.
According to Robert Stephens, Deputy General Manager, Subsidiaries Management and Revenue Generation at the UDC, “This venture forms part of UDC’s mandate of promoting tourism-related development, by seeking to engage investors for the
development, management and maintenance of Long Bay Beach Parks Phases 1 and 2 into a social, entertainment and leisure space accessible to the public.” The development of the Long Bay Beach Parks was initiated as a part of the
Corporation’s thrust to support the development of the island’s tourism product in Negril. The Beach Parks were developed in two phases with phase 1 beginning in 1997. Long Bay Beach Park Phase 1 is located in the parish of Westmoreland and situated on 7.8 acres of property. The beach park includes amenities such as a ticket booth, bathrooms, a changing room, shower area, snack shop, and a gift shop. Long Bay Beach Phase 1 was Blue Flag certified in 2011-2012 and also has the largest width of beach in the Negril area. Long Bay Beach Park Phase 2 was developed by the UDC in 2001 to complement Long Bay Beach Park Phase 1. Phase 2 has an area of 5.28 acres and has shower, ticket office, restrooms and storage facilities.
Long Bay Beach Park Phase 1 and Phase 2 are being divested as two separate/distinct properties. The Corporation will therefore consider proposals for either of the two (2) properties or for the redevelopment of both properties. Interested parties are required to submit development plans which will include, amongst other requirements, a summary of the development concept for the properties; layouts to support the proposed use of the properties; evidence of ability to finance a medium to long-term lease; and ability to finance the proposed developments. In addition, projects must have minimal impact on the ecology of the area.
Information Packages on the properties are available and may be collected up to Thursday, April 24, 2014, from the Corporation’s Revenue Generation Department. Sealed proposals must be deposited on the Ground Floor of the UDC’s Office Centre
Building by Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 3 pm.