CPA green lights Dart’s tunnel extension

| 08/03/2018 | 231 Comments
Cayman News Service, tunnel Grand Cayman

The Dart tunnel on the West Bay Road

(CNS): The controversial application from a Dart-owned firm to extend the West Bay Road tunnel was approved Wednesday by the Central Planning Authority. The 400 foot structure already under construction will now be extended to include the recently acquired Royal Palms site. Planning permission was denied in November for the 170ft underpass extension because Cayman Shores Development failed to demonstrate sufficient reason to increase the structure, but they returned before the committee to justify the extension. Dart representatives also indicated future development on the tunnel could be far higher than the current plans indicate.

During the meeting it was explained that at the time of the prior application, the acquisition of the adjacent Royal Palms site had not been completed. Since Royal Palms was acquired, that site has been incorporated into the planned development, providing sufficient beachfront for a 5-star hotel on the Coral Caymanian property.

“The negotiations with Royal Palms took many years and although we always thought it was close, there was no certainty,” Dart Real Estate President Jackie Doak said, as she explained why the original application for the underpass had not covered all of the now proposed 595 feet. Consideration had been given to making a joint planning application with Royal Palms, but it was determined that was not something they wished to do, she added.

Ray Howe, General Manager of DECCO projects who was also at the meeting, spoke about what will go above the tunnel in future. Howe said it could hold three storeys, if desired and approved. But speaking hypothetically, he said that with the necessary beams and supports in place, it would be possible to build even ten storeys on top of such a structure.

Meanwhile, Doak confirmed in the meeting that there are currently no firm plans in place for the top of the structure. “We want to make sure we have the appropriate time to design a truly exceptional hotel,” she said.

The National Roads Authority has stated publicly that while the superstructure of the underpass, as currently designed, can accommodate loading factors associated with low-rise buildings, as shown on Dart Realty’s Master Plan, the risks associated with buildings on top of the underpass will lie with the developer and not the NRA.

Arguing the case for the extension, the Dart officials said they would extend the agreement currently in place between Royal Palms and Island Pine Villas, which allows vehicles from Island Pine to park on their property. This was welcomed by the CPA members, some of whom expressed concern about Island Pine residents having to park on the street. Doak also stated that there were no future plans to extend the underpass any further or incorporate Kenneth Dart’s own house on Seven Mile Beach into the plans.

During the meeting pedestrian safety was also discussed. Officials said they would be protected by a raised walkway with barriers along either side of the tunnel, while elevators and stairs will be incorporated into the structure so people are not compelled to walk through the entire tunnel. The issue of alternative travel routes for oversized equipment and vehicles was also addressed, while the committee was satisfied with the planned public access routes to the sea.

In a statement after the CPA announced the approval, Dart said that it welcomed the decision.

“Dart Real Estate welcomes the Central Planning Authority’s decision to approve its application for an extension to the West Bay Road underpass,” officials said. “Dart Real Estate believes an elevated development plane spanning all of the Camana Bay oceanfront property offers the best opportunity for connectivity between Seven Mile Beach and the Town Centre.

“The objective of the extension was to enhance existing infrastructure and to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety along the north-south corridor of Grand Cayman. Dart Real Estate believes this would enhance the experience for residents and visitors, whether they are walking, cycling or driving. Dart Real Estate remains committed to Camana Bay’s growth as a true sea-to-sound community and its continued investment in the Cayman Islands,” the company added.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The Cayman Islands has 99 miles of coastline, To date Dart has put two buildings on 7 mile beach and is planning a third. Combined they represent maybe a 1/3 of a mile. Lets have some perspective here.

    If you want a nice quiet beach you really don’t have to drive that far. The government is pushing their tourism industry to generate dollars. 7mile beach is a big part of that push, and those people need places to sleep.

    I would prefer he build a tunnel and set the hotel back then have a towering skyscraper 50 feet from the water line, with hundreds of umbrellas crowding the beach to boot!




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    • Anonymous says:

      planning won’t approve a 10 storey that close to the waterline…the statement from Dart Group was yet again deliberately misleading, wrapped up as some form of ‘woe is us, look what we’re doing for the greater good’…..having said that, your point about 99 miles coastline is valid although we need Dart to build us more roads to get out there!!




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      • Anonymous says:

        a 10 storey building has already been approved and built that close to the waterline – it’s called The WaterColours




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    • Anonymous says:

      cave people don’t like facts….




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  2. Anonymous says:

    the real story here is that this ruling is a huge slap in the face to the NRA…..who for unknown reasons, decided to object to the the tunnel after the fact…clearly on spurious grounds.
    i am glad the incompetent nra were put back firmly in their place.




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  3. Anonymous says:

    Why are we so focused on this DART tunnel extension when we should be focused on crime!?!?!??!??!

    Oh wait… I forgot. Folks only suggest that there are more pressing issues to deal with on island when the issue is same-sex marriage.




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  4. Anonymous says:

    It’s about time something went right for Dart, good for them…i’m tired of the little people winning ….can we put another roundabout on top of this tunnel? i love them…especially those with all the spokes to nowhere, they look ace…..




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  5. Anonymous says:

    Fabulous news. DART has brought modern class and sophistication. I do hope the moaners stay away, the ambiance could only be improved.




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    • Anonymous says:

      I do believe the moaners (except me) we’re here first. If you are not from here (like me) you should quickly go back to where you’re from and create some modern class and some of that sophistication stuff… there.




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    • Anonymous says:

      As one tourist said to me “Dart has brought has brought something as contrived as Las Vegas to Cayman”. All we need now is for our sell out MLAs to pass casinos and Dart will be first in line. The MLA gravy train continues and I can’t see how we remove this vulture’s work from our island short of a mega tsunami.




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  6. Anonymous says:

    It’s the Golden Rule – the man with the gold makes the rules! Some favour short-term gain (jobs, money in the economy, greater tourist “attractions”), for others there is a greater concern for the longer-term negative impact on the Island. Sadly politicians are largely driven by short-term popularity. IMHO, Mr. Dart seems to be turning Grand Cayman into his personal playground. Whether each development on its own is “nice” is not in issue. What is in issue is whether unbridled, piecemeal development according to one person’s undisclosed master-plan should be permitted by the population.




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    • Anonymous says:

      I love how “jobs, money and the economy” are unworthy “short term gains” in your mind. Spoken like someone with a good job and money.

      I think you need to rethink what is in the “long term interests” of the country and try to be objective about it. Thank goodness nobody 50 years ago claimed every construction project was an aberration putting short term economic gains in front of long term environmentalism. We’d have a beautiful, impoverished island like all our neighbours (including Cayman Brac) and we’d all be going to work in the States, where we would be expatriates as unwelcome as they are in this country.

      This isn’t really long term vs short term. An infrastructure project is pretty long term. It’s just your preference vs those of others.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Well put, while Dart continues to dig Gold from the mine, we get the shaft.




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  7. Anonymous says:

    Well now that that’s been approved I wonder if DECCO will share the works with some of the other local contractors whom are very qualified – or will they give it to the “same special ones”. Let’s wait and see.




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  8. Anonymous says:

    And that my friends was the end of caymanians having access to the beach. Dart doesn’t want public beach to exist anymore either so that will be the next to go.

    That why they cancelled calicos lease. They want all common people far away from their developments




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    • Anonymous says:

      Hmmm. Probably true. Sad. I really do feel bad for what is happening here.




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    • Anonymous says:

      yawn…baseless drivel…




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    • Anonymous says:

      Your comment is stupid.

      DART this, DART that. Have you seen the improvement to the 7 Mile public beach area!

      Honestly, parking alone is a plus! You no longer have cars zooming past the beach endangering children’s lives etc.

      Stop hating on DART, rather, hate your own people who could have done exactly what DART did, but they so damn mean with their money they refuse to invest like that in their own Country.

      Signed: NATIVE.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Have you been to public beach lately? There is nothing worth saving, the place is a dump with all of the vendors, foot massages, rental chairs etc… CIG created the mess at public beach, not Dart.




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    • Jotnar says:

      They cancelled Calico’s lease! Say it ain’t so!!




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    • Anonymous says:

      What Public Beach? That has already been taken over in case you haven’t noticed.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Getting rid of Calicos (if true) would be doing us all a favour, especially late at night when the drugs are out…




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    • Anonymous says:

      Dart owns Calicos?




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    • Anonymous says:

      Government should set aside a section of land on SMB for a beach bar. Let an investor pay for and build the facility in exchange for a long term lease. That way we have a place to go with amenities (food beverage bathrooms) forever.

      That’s a direct benefit to Caymanians and residents through use and revenue collection in lease payments.




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    • alaw says:

      before Dart you did 75 mph passing that beach




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  9. Anonymous says:

    Whether anyone remembers or not, Seven Mile Beach did have its own island charm with only three storey buildings hidden behind trees allowing the beauty of the beach and seas to be the main attraction. Now everything keeps changing into a concrete ugly mess. How much longer will we have to put up with continuous construction! How many more years? Don’t like going there anymore. Too sad.




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  10. Anonymous says:

    When is the British Government going to step in to preserve their treasure? They’re too busy with Brit-exit.




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  11. Anonymous says:

    Lots of judgement being passed on both sides. Let’s see what the finished product looks like.
    People have no self control and rather get worked up with their doom and gloom comments. Sad.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah and when we all agree the finished product is an eyesore, then what?




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      • Anonymous says:

        Is your complaining on CNS making an improvement/difference in the outcome? I think not.
        People have a predisposition to complain loudly about the things they have the least ability to impact; yet expend little energy in the things they can truly change.

        I think modern day society gets too distracted by the headlines. Social media feeds this to us daily.

        Then the opinions come flying from all directions. But there is no action, no accountability.

        An example of action versus mere opinion. One can appreciate the comments and EFFORTS of those who see plastic in the sea and beaches as a problem. It is a BIG problem. Instead of just sharing their opinion of the day, there are people who actually do beach clean-ups, educate all of us of better practises, and provide options and solutions for residents and businesses to consider. That is constructive and helpful, and includes action.
        Words are hollow.
        Action speaks volumes.

        What if people become more active in solutions against crime. Became active for young boys who don’t have a father figure. Help organize teams and sports for young boys before they are wooed into the thug life.
        Take a look at what matters to, what you are passionate about, and put your energy into helping change that.




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  12. Anonymous says:

    “He hath founded it upon the seas” becomes “they have lost it amongst a sea of greed and concrete”




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  13. Anonymous says:

    Dart’s big toy layout just getting bigger – and uglier




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  14. Anonymous says:

    Dart is doing what the Cayman people could not do thank for dart he brings work for all.




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    • Anonymous says:

      You are way missing the bigger picture by enchanting yourself with a little shiny thing.




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      • Anonymous says:

        09/03/2018 at 10:33 am – Your comment is SO spot on!!
        People around here LOVE their little shiny things, eh!
        As another example, I’ve never seen such a small group of people covet a car so much…




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  15. Anonymous says:

    What next? A wall all the way around the country of Caymania? Border controls through the the tunnels and the renaming of Grand Cayman to North Cayman and South Cayman.




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  16. Anonymous says:

    Just wait for the backlash when the pedestrian tunnel becomes a magnet for begging and crime – not to mention once tourists are attacked under there! Unlike the other tunnel to nowwhere this one is in a heavily pedestrian area and the longer it is the higher the chance of crime.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Great imagination, Cayman style…anything to have a go at Dart. Has anyone been attacked in the other underpass? Or under this one even though it is a mess and under construction? No. Stupid is as stupid does.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Grow up.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Dumb comments can come from anywhere, don’t assume the comment was written by a Caymanian or someone in Cayman.




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      • Anonymous says:

        The other one is wider, shorter, brighter, and has cars travelling at speed. It is nowhere to hide or sleep or get up to anything. This other one is narrower, probably longer (definitely after the extension), is currently completely unlit, and has a lower speed limit with cars in closer proximity to pedestrians. And they’re talking about putting 10 storeys on top of this tunnel, so forget about natural light coming in, ever. If we are going to have any social blight from these tunnels it will be the one on WBR.




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    • Anonymous says:

      crime could be right by your door




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    • Jotnar says:

      Please explain why the tunnel attracts crime – and why the longer it is the higher the chances? I would have thought that we no exits other than the ends, it would be far harder for a mugger to escape the longer the tunnel is, as compared to WBR as is now when they can just run off through a condos parking lot, but perhaps I am missing something.




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  17. Tut alors!. says:

    How about a pedestrian tunnel under Harbour Drive, this will speed up traffic and give the cruise sheep some much needed exercise in negotiating two sets of stairs.




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    • Anonymous says:

      How about building a boardwalk above Harbour drive and second floor shops in case global warming causes the sea to rise? At that point we’ll be glad to have Dart like individuals living here. Stop s#$%^&*g where you eat,drive and live.
      Thank you for a better island.




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  18. Anonymous says:

    It’s not really a tunnel. It more like he’s building a second layer on top of cayman.




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  19. Anonymous says:

    Screw Dart, what this island needs are more developers like Mike Ryan.




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  20. Tiffany Ebanks says:

    Soooo… In the U.S. congress is looking to pull back restrictions on banks against virtually the entire countries view… and in Cayman the local billionaire secures a controversial overpass against virtually the entire countries view…

    It’s almost… as if… they specifically time these major controversial issues around another distracting issue… like international women’s day… imagine that… makes you wonder if all this gender inequality bs is just a massive distracting tool…

    Anyhow… the week belongs to the billionaires…. happy international women’s day !!!




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    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t let the Anti Dart bots and cave dwellers fool you because they like their own comment-drivel on here…half of them don’t understand what time of day it is. This, I suspect, will be a great development. Everyone mumbled about the ETH and Kimpton…now everyone loves it. Its a Cayman ting.




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      • Anonymous says:

        The Kimpton is a land grabbing overpriced blot on the landscape




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        • Anonymous says:

          Not really, restaurants on a par with everywhere else. My there really are a few antiDart bots working hard on here. All negativity, none of it makes sense and it’s all rumor and subterfuge.




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          • Anonymous says:

            And that my friends says it all.
            Yet another collection of overrated and expensive restaurants for those who can’t eat a proper meal. Or gift shops that real people either can’t afford to shop at or can’t find anything above size 4.
            We have become inundated with poncy shops and eateries that offer nothing except a cooks ego on a plate.
            From Kaibo in the North to Pappagallo in the West, why can’t these places see that good food doesn’t have to be portioned for a two year old or for anorexic ladies that lunch, it just needs to be wholesome, well cooked and value for money.
            So if the only argument is for another tranche of poncy restaurants concealed in concrete carbuncles, keep it, we don’t need them.
            Im off for a $12 curry at Health City.




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            • Anonymous says:

              If I don’t have money, I go to the places I can afford, and I don’t begrudge those that have more the right to spend more in Cayman which benefits us all.




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        • Anonymous says:

          I was for it, but god it’s ugly.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Everyone loves it???




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      • Anonymous says:

        Everyone loves it?? The Kimpton may be nice inside, but on the outside it looks like an ugly design of a monstrosity that just doesn’t belong there.




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        • Anonymous says:

          That’s cuz it doesn’t belong there. It belongs in Dart’s back yar….. oh




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          • Anonymous says:

            with out Dart what would we have?




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            • Anonymous says:

              I don’t know. What did you have without dart? We’re you dead or something?




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            • Anonymous says:

              Lots of other things. He’s bought all the real estate worth buying along the SMB corridor. (Almost) all of it. Has been buying it for 25 years. Who knows what the opportunity cost is? All we know is what we in fact got and will get in the (near) future.




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              • Anonymous says:

                Other people could have bought it, they didn’t. Dart did. Why all the bitching? I bet you would sell too if you were offered enough.




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        • Anonymous says:

          Then you obviously haven’t been in there, or read the comments from guests about it. Their clients love it.




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      • Anonymous says:

        You are a tube




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  21. Anonymous says:

    I believed in Cayman enough to start a new business and invest my money here. I now no longer have faith that the island has the future I hoped for. I don’t believe that this is a positive sign and it underscores all that is wrong with the Government having no vision of their own. My heart bleeds for the future of the island and the generations to come who Dart is robbing of the enjoyment of their own natural environment (and don’t cite a non-naturally formed deepened public beach because that is a farce too).




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    • Anonymous says:

      Sounds very trumped up…don’t feed the troll.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Based on your comment, yes, definitely do not start a business here or anywhere….




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      • Anonymous says:

        I don’t know. Sounds like he might be a conscientious business owner. Don’t understand why you wouldn’t want that? Oh wait, you might be evil. Are you evil?




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        • Anonymous says:

          ergo, if your *opinion* regarding development doesn’t match another’s *opinion* then you claim moral superiority.

          You must be fun at parties.




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    • Anonymous says:

      just make sure you have more money than Dart




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  22. Anonymous says:

    Anti Dart Bots back out…in the space of an hour anti Dart comments got huge numbers of up votes, whilst pro dart got similar numbers of thumbs down, and no other article on here, including one on a violent and horrible murder got that kind of activity….unless Caymanians are worried more about this than murder?




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  23. Anonymous says:

    These two tunnels need to be connected by a third tunnel. Rather than have an exit in the middle of each tunnel to connect them, there should be roundabouts in each so that drivers do not have to use any of the other roundabouts to get in the correct lane. There should also be a roundabout in the middle of the connecting tunnel in case someone changes their mind about switching tunnels and needs to turn around. Finally, the connecting tunnel will be drilled underneath the pedestrian overpass, with metal ladders leading above-ground, to provide maximum connectivity. This is essential to our future plans (but we haven’t asked ourselves why we need it now, or at all). We look forward to receiving approval.




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  24. Anonymous says:

    This is just replacing natural beauty with man made construction “beauty”. Only those that don’t respect and appreciate the natural environment will support this project.




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  25. Anonymous says:

    Was any other decision expected??.The last time was just to appease the Caymanians and make the CPA/NRA look like they were looking out for us…

    Government has been bought and paid for along time ago and each successful government just renews the DART agreement.




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  26. Anonymous says:

    What a surprise !




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  27. Anonymous says:

    As I said in the previous article when permission was initially denied, it was all a big charade. They were always going to get it. Dart hadn’t filled in the forms correctly. They probably thought they didn’t need to given how much of a certainty it was. His ownership of this island is completely out of hand and I’ve heard he’s just acquired the Scotiabank building in town too. Ready for the new cruise ship port maybe?




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  28. Anonymous says:

    So.. exactly how are they addressing the issue of oversized load? What if it can’t fit through either tunnel?




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  29. Anonymous says:

    “Dart representatives also indicated future development on the tunnel could be far higher than the current plans indicate.”
    Of course they are going to build it to the maximum 10 stories. And of course its going to be yet another Dart eyesore.
    If there were no restrictions in place you can bet he would be building grotesque highrises all over the place.
    Dart real estate and its architects need to move to another part of the world where their ugly designs belong.




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  30. Anonymous says:

    It is an ugly claustrophobic monstrosity that 7 mile road did not need. What next?????




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  31. Anonymous says:

    hey dart, while you at it, why not build a bridge from brac to lityle cayman? you own point of sands anyways?☺




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    • Anonymous says:

      Wrong, build it from West bay to GT round-a-bout to connect to East-west Arteriel going through Central Mangrove with connections to Northside and East End. That way people don’t have to go through tunnels. We can then decentralize George Town and stay and find jobs and not need a car. Done.




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  32. Anonymous says:

    “enhance the experience for residents and visitors” I am going to be really enhanced traveling even further inside a tunnel.




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  33. Anonymous says:

    No surprise. I saw it coming from miles away which is really sad that our Government is so predictable. It’s like watching the WWE. Everything is controversial and the public has no say in anything. Our politicians have either no backbone or they’re profiting from this in some way.




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  34. Anonymous says:

    Unbelievable. Not surprising though when you have the Chairman of the board also being the biggest supplier of building material. He’s creating his own business, why would he ever turn any development down.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t forget the guy who draws up the plans for dart is married to the boss at dart!




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    • Anonymous says:

      He made do much money on Ivan I thought he’d never stop smiling. I even bought some of his wet lumber




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  35. Anonymous says:

    Of course! Why exactly is the extension to this ghastly structure needed? Generally, I support Dart’s various developments and jobs for Caymanians, etc,etc., but not this!

    I drive visitors every day and not one of them who’ve seen these tunnels have had anything complimentary to say.

    Anyway, Government (CPA) caved for the $$$. Whats’ new??!!




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  36. Anonymous says:

    Close down the LA except to operate as a sub-commitee and move everything thing else to Caymana Bay. Ultimately our Govt has become very limited in purpose so why not save the country in millions on rent and civil servant pay in Planning and be done with it.

    This is a huge statement of really where the upper hand is held and that of a defunct Government, – devastating…




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  37. Anonymous says:

    a victory for common sense and due process. well done cayman.




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  38. Anonymous says:

    yes!….. take that cave people




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  39. Anonymous says:

    Sad sad.. may God help us.




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  40. Rick says:

    A really sad development in these islands. I cannot believe Someone actually thought up a tunnel on West Bay Road, but it actually got approved, then extended!!!!! Unbelievable.




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  41. Anonymous says:

    hey dart, why not make a canal from north sound to west side thru 7 mile beach….would be excellent for the fishermen and tourist operators a like? immagine snorkelling/ diving the wreck then scoot across to stingraycity and rum ppint! tourists and locals would love it??☺




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  42. Anonymous says:

    All these developments will be great for Caymanians…at least the Caymanians that are being created daily and work for Dart.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Which development is that? Jackie Doak has said she still has no idea what they are going to build there?!? A tunnel to nowhere predicated on a plan that hasn’t gone beyond sketches…the only Caymanian that benefits is Ken Dart and a very small circle of papered staff that still don’t know the plan.




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      • Anonymous says:

        You really think he is going to spend millions and has no game plan. Just like the ‘I don’t know what we are going to do with it’ when they purchased all of Britannia al. Omeplete bull*hit but good old Alden believes it




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  43. Anonymous says:

    God is good.




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  44. Anonymous says:

    Why the hell were they able to start building this tunnel without firm and approved plans in place for the hotel? So now we are going to have a dark ‘tunnel to nowhere’ for years before anything is built on top of it.




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  45. New Dartanian says:

    The first decision was a ruse.
    DART owns this government just like the last three before it. These are the DARTMAN ISLANDS your politicians have sold you all out in the same manner locals sell their lands and businessness to the main driver of the Cayman economy.




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    • Anonymous says:

      The Central Planning Authority do not have the power to approve an application once they have made a decision or determination to refuse it.
      The Development and Planning Law outline the process of dealing with a refusal on an application. The next step in the process is an appeal to the Planning Appeals Tribunal. Any member of the public can therefore lodge an appeal against this approval by the Central Planning Authority and they would be successful.
      This was not a matter for the Central Planning Authority to even consider, it should have gone through the Planning Appeals process. Just another grave mistake by people who don’t have a clue of what they are doing. This whole ‘tunnel’ needs to be demolished and removed from public land.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Sea lawyer, tthere was nothing preventing the applicant from making a new application and the CPA dealing with it.




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    • Anonymous says:

      All Darts developments look great when finished, which is more than can be said for some of the other eyesores that other developers are putting up. That is the main reason he gets his work approved. But you go ahead and count his money, just don’t let that jealousy get the better of you. He is also adhering to what he promised CIG in return for other deals. How often do people keep their word? Dart does. And you moan about it. Says a lot about your character.




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    • Anonymous says:

      You are a mere paper Dartanian. No say for you. Us sixth generationers will make your decisions for you.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Dude get it right, “Dart Town”




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  46. Anonymous says:

    The good news is, once they’ve connected the North Sound and SMB, that’ll be their grandest ambition achieved and they won’t do anything with the thousands of acres elsewhere that they own. Oh wait… Stay tuned to find out what other massive projects you will have absolutely no say on, wherever DART wants them, whatever crazed fantasies they have dreamed up.




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  47. Anonymous says:

    Where we expecting any other decision?




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    • Anonymous says:

      This is a great day for us Caymanians because look at all the new jobs which will be created. Thank you Dart organization! Again our Honorable Premier along with the Unity team helped get this job done.




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        Jobs for who?

        Look around the tunnel and tell me how many Caymanians you see working there now?




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      lol




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  48. Anonymous says:

    I have spoken to many repeat visitors about the development on seven mile beach and they are all sad to see what is happening. The general consensus is that Cayman is losing it’s charm and is changing for the worse!




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    • Anonymous says:

      Whatever “charm” SMB had was lost by 2000.




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    • Anonymous says:

      yawn…absolute nonsesne….if that was the case, cayman brac would be overflowing with tourists….
      grand cayman has record tourists numbers…..pretty good for a place being ‘spoiled’ by development………….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz




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        If you’re developing something purely for visitors and not the immediate population aren’t you missing something ?




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      • Anonymous says:

        This seasons record numbers are so high partly because of the damage done to other parts of the Caribbean by the hurricanes.




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      • Anonymous says:

        9:42 According to DoT we are enjoying record ‘arrivals’. Based on feedback from some of the hotels that isn’t translating into record room bookings. There’s something screwy about these tourism figures.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Idiot.




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    • Anonymous says:

      8.43, right now no-one likes it, it looks horrible. However it is not complete for those who are not so observant. When you look at Camana bay, the Kimpton etc you just know its going to look good when it is done. My only concern, less places for jo public to be on the beach…we need more proper licensed sunbed and shade facilities, with proper food outlets for Caymanians and residents, albeit it may cost a little.




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    • Leave Us Alone in LC says:

      Losing…. You mean LOST! When, will the leaders of this island grow a pair. It’s so easy for us to forget the connection between our consumer habits – our attraction to shiny and new things – and how much it’s actually costing us.




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    • Anonymous says:

      I also speak to a great many returning visitors and I have met no one who welcomes the changing feel of SMB. It may take a few years of people experiencing these changes before they decide, as one set of friends recently has, that other islands are worth visiting – for a number of reasons including value for money, pristine beaches, good diving and an escape from high rise blocks.




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      NIMBYs




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  49. Mach 1 says:

    Aaaah boy like one poster said the govt that soldout Cayman and Caymanians!




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    • Jotnar says:

      You understand that the CPA is not part of the government, right? And that the NRA, which is controlled by the government, objected?




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        What is the CPA a part of? Wouldn’t it stand to reason they are govt? If not, another Banana Republic move…




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    • Anonymous says:

      Wrong way around – Caymanians sold out to Dart




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      to be fair… it was CAYMANIANS that sold dart a lot of the land in the first place and then kept voting the same people in that let him do what he wants. They should have sold it to their own if they didnt want him to do these things and stopped voting in fools that have no spine. But it is WAY easier to be greedy and then blame everyone else for the monster you created.




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      • Anonymous says:

        3.02pm.., yes Some Caymanians have sold their land to Dart, but they never sold our roads to him… our corrupted government gave our roads to him. Go figure that one!!!

        Someone or some people is going to suffer for what is being done to Caymanians. Treason.




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        • Anonymous says:

          the last i checked… the government is made up of Caymanians… so Yes… CAYMANIANS sold the roads to him.




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        • Anonymous says:

          The best public roads in Cayman were built by Dart and then given to the government.




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        • Anonymous says:

          He builds better roads than CIG ever did.




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          • Anonymous says:

            I just wish he would finish the Esterly Tibbetts ..That has been going on forever..What’s with the constant stopping and starting? Tired of road construction..




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      • Anonymous says:

        what would their own do with the land ?




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  50. Anonymous says:

    Brap Brap




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