Dart to start work on residential areas

| 24/07/2018 | 105 Comments
Cayman News Service

Jackie Doak and Matthew Wight

(CNS): The Cayman Islands’ largest developer is set to start work soon on a residential project in Camana Bay, where the homes will be for sale. So far, the sprawling mixed-used town created by Dart has focused on commercial ventures, such as office blocks and retail developments, where a number of town centre apartments were constructed for rent only. In a press release, Dart Real Estate said it had signed a deal with the NCB Group to develop the first for-sale homes south of the town centre, next to the Cayman International School (CIS), scheduled to begin in the first half of next year.

As well as the development of homes, there are plans to expand and double the size of CIS so that it will be able to accommodate up to 1,100 students by 2020.

“As the Camana Bay community continues to grow with the expansion of CIS, construction of the new Foster’s Food Fair supermarket and a planned five-star resort, a joint venture agreement with NCB Group further diversifies the development of the town centre at this important juncture in Camana Bay’s history with its first for-sale residences,” said Dart Senior Vice President of Development Justin Howe.

The homes will range from one-bedroom condos to four-bedroom townhouses, and Dart Real Estate President Jackie Doak said the partnership with NCB would help meet the demand for residential offerings in Camana Bay.

“This project is another example of the town centre’s growth as it continues to cater to those who want to live and work in an amenity-rich community that provides direct connectivity to the world-class Seven Mile Beach,” Doak added.

NCB Group Managing Director Matthew Wight described the proposed project as “innovative and much-anticipated”, adding that NCB was committed to building with the Cayman Islands’ future in mind.

“We are fortunate that Dart Real Estate shares this same commitment and look forward to delivering a successful, quality development to the wider community,” he said.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Who built the dump in the first place? Who offered to build a new modern waste management facility?
    Why are the eastern districts exempt from having a dump/modern waste management facility?

    Georgetown has accepted trash from the West and from the East for 40 years.

    It’s ridiculous to have the dump where it is for many reasons, and it’s unfair for certain districts to force their garbage onto GT.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Other than clearing acres and acres of valuable Mangroves the Govt should request that some sort of water and soil analysis be done prior to building these homes. I’m sure that over the decades the toxins have reached much farther than one expected. Whilst I’m sure the homes will be nice aesthetically we dont want the people that live in them to end up sick in 10-20 years. Capping the landfill won’t solve what’s been down there for the last 40 plus years! Cayman already has an alarming Cancer rate that really needs to be looked at.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Are they building a chocolate factory as well?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Great news. I sincerely hope it will have fantastic security and gating. The professional classes need better protection from the rampant local criminality.

  5. Anonymous says:

    These comments are sickening!! If you read this article and some how arrive at the conclusion that this is bad news. It’s time for a mental health break.

    • Anonymous says:

      The moaners are mediocre, angry at their mediocrity and take it out on others so they feel less bad. The internet is perfect for them.

  6. Kadafe says:

    Keep on getting closer to the dump at which point they will be “forced” to relocate the dump to make way for the new park “plastic covered ski slope” etc. these deals were made long ago, and they are feeding it to us bit by bit.

  7. Anonymous says:

    What are those!?

  8. Anonymous says:

    So much envy and jealousy. What a downer to read.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Someone’s bound to lose their shirt over this one

  10. Anonymous says:

    Anyone notice how Facebook and Messenger only shows real estate ads for properties in the millions of dollars?

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s called advertising! Obviously the lower cost isn’t high priority. That’s pretty simple.

      • Anonymous says:

        @5:32 DUH! I know what it is dumbass. I was commenting on the fact that all the properties obviously aren’t marketing to the average local.

        • Anonymous says:

          Nothing about your comment proved that you know this. So before you throw around dumbasses I’d suggest you think before posting such stupid things.

          • Anonymous says:

            You’re missing the point dumbass, ALL the ads are geared to the NON-LOCAL aspect of the island. It’s the agents marketing to the foreign investors/buyers. That’s what I’m trying to get at. I guess you must be a local who can afford million dollar homes and apparently don’t see why 99.9% of Caymanians including myself would have issue with this.

            • Anonymous says:

              who is to blame if you are not rich ?

              • Anonymous says:

                It has nothing to do with me being rich or not. I am trying to say that these ads are NOT geared to local people, they are geared to bring in foreign buyers. This is just more of Cayman being sold block and parcel to the world and nothing being done about it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well someone has to put the ad together and post it. Somehow I doubt the owners and agents of low priced property are bothering to do it.

      • Anonymous says:

        I’ve seen these ads too and somehow I think the agents that post for these million dollar homes have cheaper priced properties for sale but it’s obvious who they are advertising for.

  11. Attila says:

    All the government has to do is wait until most of the Dart projects slow down and then nationalise the lot. This would provide a solid source of funding and as many jobs as are needed for Caymanians.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I wonder how long it will take before Camana Bay becomes a gated community?

    • Anonymous says:

      sooner the better…plus i wish all caymanians would boycott dart properties

    • Anonymous says:

      Not soon enough. The prices keep the worst of the riff raff away but not all. There are too many lower class youths just lurking around the place which is most unsettling.

      • Immigration Czar says:

        You are a racist pig and I pray you don’t have Caymanian status. If you are on a WP you should be hounded out of the country. We do not need your kind here.
        Your attitude is exactly why locals will no longer tolerate the discrimination and overt bigotry. You are a sick person to move to a country full of native Caymanians and behave like right wing republican. There are daily flights departing for the likes of you to take. Cayman does not need your kind.

        • Anonymous says:

          All of the comments responding to the original post are alarmingly racist. Hugely an eye opener. Perhaps Cayman needs to set up gates at the border to prevent these racists that feel they own Cayman from entering. Go home please and put up your gates at the middle class dwellings (at best) that you can only attain there.

          • Anonymous says:

            You’re all being wound up by a troll. No one uses the phrase ‘most unsettling’ unless they are pretending to be something they are not. It’s like someone saw Pride and Prejudice and thinks that’s how Brits speak. #fake

        • Anonymous says:

          you don’t have enough sense to realize if we go you all will be back to
          riding donkeys which you don’t even have anymore

          • Anonymous says:

            By you’re comment, if things were so bad here why did you come? Oh that’s right, to get the wealth you couldn’t get from your own country because where you came from was SO much better.

          • Anonymous says:

            I’d rather ride a donkey than to deal with prissy stuck ups like yourselves! Remind me why are you here in the first place?? Maybe because you couldn’t deal with your own kind!

    • Anonymous says:

      if there was no Camana Bay please let us know the next location by tomorrow !

  13. Anonymous says:

    So, a quick bait n switch……to the south of the business park (which is all Camana Bay really is), there’s a dump next to which they’ve somehow managed to build a school and now homes….i don’t know, something about that doesn’t seem appropriate? would that even be allowed anywhere else? and then to the north, they’ve got the britannia disaster wherein the marl road be saying that they can’t build on all the lands they’ve bought on the cheap because the rights belong to britannia owners and not the new buyers…..oops!

    • Anonymous says:

      Exactly! How in the world did they get a permit to build a school?

      Negligence? Willful and wanton disregard for safety?

      • Anonymous says:

        At the time the school was built it was believed that the dump 3as going to be removed in a few years time. The CIG of the time gave most people that impression. Of course, it was only a CIG dream.

      • Anonymous says:

        And exactly how did NCB get a permit to build Lake Side apartments? Just hedge a guess. Hint, it’s the same answer for both questions.

        • Anonymous says:

          so on this tiny rock…where is it safe to build far away enough from the dump???

          • Anonymous says:

            On that nice once mangrove covered swampy land across from Governor’s Harbor that helped to protect the inlet from the ocean that is now homes that will be in the North Sound the next really big storm.

      • Anonymous says:

        the only people that will be liable for decades of stupidity regarding the dump will be cig…..

      • Anonymous says:

        the same way they got permit for your tunnels

        • Anonymous says:

          Anyone else remembers when Hyatt wanted to build those tunnels to allow their guests to get across West Bay Road safely and everyone was up in arms about it? How many of these things do we have now? Guess Hyatt didn’t wave enough money around.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations to NCB and their team. You all make us proud. As a Caymanian, it is encouraging to see what we can do when we apply solid work ethics, planning and focus our dream. Thank you Naul for being a role model to many Caymanians over the decades.

    • Anonymous says:

      Anybody remember the Grand Cayman Fund fiasco?

      • Anonymous says:

        I remember. I also remember that there was only one person who did jail time and all the other crimes, such as soliciting money from non-sophisticated investors, somehow managed to get swept under the carpet.

        • Anonymous says:

          Who were directors of the fund? Look up the fiduciary duties of a director. Understand cayman politics and you’ll understand the overall charade and protection purchased by many pillars of the community.

        • Anonymous says:

          Yeah. A no one thrown under the bus.

      • Anonymous says:

        are these role models cut from the same cloth as Jeff Webb?

        • Anonymous says:

          It is a cultural thing. If you are not from these parts you cannot understand. It is like eating turtle and West Bay Road.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ha ha ha ha! Cayman is the ideal place to reinvent and reinvent yourself.

    • Anonymous says:


  15. Anonymous says:

    So that means they have come to an arrangement on the dump then? Cause CIS is too close to the dump, can’t imagine a Dart residence project that close.

    • Anonymous says:

      Cuz he’s such an environmentalist?

    • Anonymous says:

      Fingers crossed it’s sorted, cleaned, and moved. It’s a health issue and out of control. One hurricane and your home is littered in trash, imagine that.

    • Anonymous says:

      I can’t imagine any sane person would purchase a property near the Dump. Don’t forget they are planing on an incinerator right next to the Dump. I think the latter is even worse than the former. At least you smell the Dump’s stench and see when it burns. You won’t see, hear, smell, taste or touch an incinerator emissions in the form of heavy metals, dioxins, furans, sulfur dioxide, and hydrochloric acid.

      • Anonymous says:

        The incinerator is going to be in the industrial park, not next to the dump

        • Anonymous says:

          LOL…what the exact distance from the industrial park to Camana Bay? Less than a mile?

          If I remember correctly, CNS had posted an article a while back about the danger of living near the Dump. Anyone within 3 miles radius is exposed.

          “Living near a landfill could damage your health” by science daily.

          But you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure it out.

        • Anonymous says:

          But Dart plans to cap the dump and pretend that it is no longer a danger and home to toxins that will continue to leach out into the surrounding environment.

        • Anonymous says:

          Oh cool so that the emissions plume will join CUC’s and fallout in central George Town. Look at the predominant prevailing wind direction, GT Industrial Park is the worst place to build something with potentially toxic emissions.

    • anonymous says:

      7.28am The plan is to relocate the government administration building to the dump. All those civil service heavyweights in their palatial headquarters will compress the dump to half it’s height, smother any bad odours, and for the first time in history the numbers of civil servants will start reducing. It’s a win win situation.

  16. Me says:

    Why is it that Caymanians can’t be happy for other Caymanians

    • Anonymous says:

      What does it mean to be a Caymanian these days? It has been so watered down

      • Anonymous says:

        Same as many places in the world. Heck when I go home in the UK it’s more like visiting eastern Europe now. Barely a local accent to be found any more.

    • Anonymous says:

      You mean the “natural born” Caymanians need to be happy for the “PR point based cuz I am rich and bought my way into the country by buying up all the land and making the island EXPENSIVE as hell to own property” Caymanians? You’re right.. we should do better.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Not sure why it even made the news. None of us will be able to afford to live there.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Do you need what I need?
    Boundaries overthrown
    Look inside
    To each his own

    Do you trust what I trust?
    Me, myself and I
    Penetrate the smoke screen
    I see through the selfish lie

  19. Anonymous says:

    Oh great, looking forward to seeing more ugly residential developments in Grand Cayman …

  20. Anonymous says:

    So what work will DECCO do now or will it be busy with the port project and barkers redevelopment for the cruise passengers?

    • Anonymous says:

      Selling and building individual homes, one at a time, versus large commercial projects is a different ball of wax. Best left to an entity such as NCB.

    • Anonymous says:

      if there was no DART there would not be any media !

      CNS: Cayman News Service has no connection with Dart. We would still be here.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Dartworld with Darthomes and Dartcars and Dartjobs and Dartmoney and Dartroads. We’re living Dartlives in the Dartdream. Now bow down to the overlord.

  22. Anonymous says:

    can’t understand why dart is bringing ncb into this….???

    • Anonymous says:

      Politics. PR. Favours. Why not? Dart knows how to court all vulnerable Caymanian businesses then bring them to their knees and buy them out. Exactly what a previous poster said it will be dartworld because all Caymanian businesses will soon only see green and sell out to Unc D!
      Like it or not this started from the days Big Daddy’s and other liquor establishments sold out to them. It’s called evolution.

      • Anonymous says:

        Too right!
        I ONLY get my booze at Jacques Scott. BUY LOCAL!!!
        (and no I don’t go to camana bay except for the cinema last night.. Stood in the concession line to buy tickets only for 35 minutes. I won’t be back)

      • Anonymous says:

        It seems that either consensual or forced, Cayman will be getting the “D” alright.

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