On Sunday, December 31, 2017 the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) announced aesthetic improvement plans for the Breezy Castle Corridor, as a part of its master plan for the redevelopment of Downtown Kingston.
The reveal was made 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 50 th Anniversary, emphasizing 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 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 Garage, 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 is also carrying out overall project management duties on the construction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Building along the Waterfront. UDC….Making Development Happen since 1968
For further information, please contact
The Corporate Relations and Marketing Department
Urban Development Corporation
12 Ocean Boulevard
Tel: (876) 656-8031
January 10, 2018