This is a development without skyscrapers, which follows the natural evolution of the city, said the representative of Fosters+ Partners
As part of the presentation, perspective photos of the area were given. The changes will be made in an area of 400 thousand square meters, most of which belong to the Lefkaritis group
The grandiose vision for the Land of tomorrow project on the Larnaca-Dekelia coastal road was presented in the morning by the Foster+ Partners architectural office and the Petrolina group. This is a project which will be implemented gradually and over time, at a cost of several millions, and which is expected to upgrade the area and Larnaca as a whole, and make it attractive for tourism, for investments and also for new homes.
As part of the presentation, the perspective photos of the area were given. The changes will be made in an area of 400 thousand square meters, most of which belong to the Lefkaritis group. It is expected that with the completion of the project, an area of 2 and a half kilometers of coastline will be available to the public, while for the needs of the implementation and operation of the project, 8 thousand jobs will be created. In addition, as mentioned in the press conference, it is expected that 20 thousand trees will be planted, since one of the main goals of the project is the environmental upgrading of the area and the sustainability of the project.
It is important to mention that the development plans of the area, concerning the territory of the Petrolina group, do not include tall buildings.
Although no specific dates have been given for the start of work and completion of the project, there are some specific timetables regarding the next period.
In particular, the seveso area has been cleaned to 99% while by the end of the month applications will be submitted to receive an environmental authority to get an environmental certificate. In May, it is expected that an application will be made for the planning permits and the permits to the Environmental Authority will follow.
For his part, the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Kostas Koumis, mentioned as more important the fact that the project is moving in the context of Sustainable Sustainable Development, something that should continue to spread everywhere in Cyprus”. Mr. Koumis pointed out that there is a need for both temporal and spatial expansion of tourism, noting that spatial expansion will be achieved with projects such as the one presented today by the Lefkaritis Group. He also expressed satisfaction over the fact that the project includes Blue Development and Green Development, cultural routes are created, while it is also connected to the history of Larnaca.
In his greeting, the Executive Chairman of the Group Kostakis Lefkaritis, stated that “Foster + Partners together with our partners have shared our vision and ambitions so that the Land of Tomorrow is created with respect for the environment, the people and the city of Larnaca”, while for his part the Executive The CEO of the Group, Dinos Lefkaritis, said that “Land of Tomorrow will be a point of reference for both Larnaca and Cyprus, attracting new people and businesses from everywhere. This is what Larnaca deserves, which is why we have invested in a strong team of partners, for the realization of our legacy in the next generations”. The mayor of the city, Andreas Vyras, pointed out that the new project is perfectly aligned with the Municipality's vision for the development of the city”.