Jamaica ||Luxury homes to employ alternative energy in Montego BayJuly 13th, 2011
The developer of The Club at Reading Heights in Montego Bay is leading the charge in employing alternative energy and conservation construction techniques in making the luxurious homes at little cost to the environment.
“Two of the model homes that we will construct will see the use of modern technology to cut the cost of energy, and to show persons that it can be done,” said property developer Al Dwoskin.
“It’s very important to do it in Jamaica because with solar energy, it is twice as effective as in North America,” he added while speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of The Club at Reading Heights last Friday.
The luxury development is a gated residential community that will be selling 346 lots in four phases. Lots for phase one are now available for sale and are priced between US$95,000 and US$125,000.
The Club at Reading Heights is nestled on 165 acres of prime real estate located on the outskirts of downtown Montego Bay, and commands the most spectacular view of the tourism capital.
But Dwoskin is no stranger to Jamaica, as he has been visiting the island since 1964. He finally decided to settle here in 1986.
“Jamaica is very special to me and my family as we started coming here in ’64, and we just fell in love. We believe in Jamaica, and we are looking forward to take this project… further and for others to come experience the beauty we have come to love and call our home,” a passionate Dwoskin explained.
The development is the first of its kind for Jamaica and represents close to US$180 million in investment.
Minister of Water, Housing and Environment Dr Horace Chang acknowledged that this is a welcome change to the perception of Montego Bay, and it presents a new beginning for the resort and business city.
“MoBay has been through some rough times, but we are beginning to see a turnaround and this is a catalyst for development that means a lot to the country in the long-term. I encourage persons to support this endeavour,” Chang noted.
Source: Jamaica Gleaner
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