In a final session of the Central Abaco Town Planning Board, 17 building permit applications were approved with an estimated construction value of about $2.7 million dollars.
This volume of applications for one month speaks well for Abaco’s growth with Bahamians and their bankers viewing the economy in a positive light.
The Central Abaco District Council held it monthly meeting on September 17.
The Town Planning Board met on September 4 to review building applications and authorize building permits to be issued. Ten plans had been submitted with an estimated construction value of just over $2 million. Eight applications were of a residential nature, one was for an office complex and one was for an office addition.
Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham spoke to the Real Estate Association of Abaco on the Planning and Subdivisions Act on September 13 outlining the importance policy and legislation for orderly town planning. He told the audience that Abaco is growing and developing and that environmental protections are needed as many areas of land contain protected wetlands and pine trees.
The Central Abaco Town Planning Board met on September 10 to review plans and applications dealing with residential and multi-dwelling homes, fences and storage sheds among other matters. The board reviewed nearly twenty applications worth a value of almost $2.4 million and approved all but one that required further information.