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Invest St. Lucia to Develop Master Plan for Anse de Sable, Vieux-Fort

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Castries, Saint Lucia – January 28th 2019 – Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) is in the process of developing a master plan for the Anse de Sable area in Vieux-Fort, as part of the overall redevelopment plan for the southern town.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Roderick Cherry remarked, “Invest Saint Lucia owns a large portion of land in Vieux-Fort and it has always been the Corporation’s goal to enhance the area. From as far back as 2001, we had envisioned a mixed-use development for Anse de Sable."

Mr. Cherry continued, "Thus, the proposed redevelopment for Vieux-Fort, featuring the Hewanorra International Airport redesign and plans for homeporting at the Seaport, made this opportune for a renewal of the Corporation’s plans."

Following an international bidding process, Invest Saint Lucia approached the team of experts at renowned architectural firm OBM International (OBMI), to discuss the scope of the proposed master plan for Anse de Sable.

“OBMI’s expertise in designing successful destinations across the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East gives us complete confidence in the firm’s ability to execute a vision for Anse de Sable that promotes sustainable tourism enterprise and increases the opportunities for investment activities,” remarked Chief Executive Officer, Douglas Kulig.

OBMI representatives were on island in December 2018, holding consultations with ISL and other key stakeholders such as the Saint Lucia National Trust (SLNT) and the Air and Seaports Authority (SLASPA). Cherry confirmed that OBMI was indeed the right firm for the project based on extensive research conducted by the Corporation. He stated that Anse de Sable and the surrounding communities in Vieux-Fort will stand to benefit substantially from the proposed mixed-use development plan. Thus, as this project progresses, ISL will ensure transparency, hosting consultations with residents and interested parties.

“We envision an enhanced community that will encompass schools, health care facilities, retail, entertainment centers, as well as a host of other community-benefiting amenities. The idea is to have this master plan designed and use this proposal to seek out investors – both local and foreign – to capitalize on the available opportunities presented by this master plan.”

Cherry said that the architectural design for the master plan for Anse de Sable may be available as early as the first half of 2019, at which time investors will be invited to participate in the implementation of the physical structures for the area.

According to OBMI, it has managed to overcome challenges by ‘developing a proactive, nimble approach to problem-solving and is now leveraging those acquired skills to their clients’ advantage, presenting inspired solutions with flexible adaptability.’

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INVEST SAINT LUCIA (formally the National Development Corporation) is charged with the responsibility to stimulate, facilitate, and promote the development of business and investment activities in selected sectors of the Saint Lucian economy. We offer a comprehensive knowledge of the processes to set up a business and information on available incentives to foster growth and to expand your business. INVEST SAINT LUCIA is a member of the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA).

About OBMI
OBMI is a global architecture firm widely celebrated for creating distinctive designs for high-end hotels, luxury private residences, and engaging communities. Since 1936, our mission has been to collaborate with clients to transform their visions into three-dimensional forms that are authentic and incomparably marketable. Through global design studios, we offer an integrated approach that combines responsive design strategies, the latest innovations, and technical expertise to create experientially memorable, environmentally responsible, and financially successful destinations.

Press > OBMI Listed a Top Coastal Architect

OBMI Listed a Top Coastal Architect

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OBMI is pleased to announce that Ocean Home magazine has once again named OBMI as one of their coveted Top 50 Coastal Architects. The Ocean Home Top 50 is a selection of leading coastal architects spanning the United States and the Caribbean chosen by the magazine’s editors whose work celebrates the art, science, and spectacle of architecture.

True to the selection’s criteria, OBMI is widely recognized for designing outstanding classic and contemporary residences in some of the world’s most spectacular oceanfront locations including the Caribbean, Middle East, and Europe.

As leaders in coastal architecture, OBMI’s success is demonstrated through our long history of creating exceptional, beautiful spaces for our clients to live out their dreams, including notable residences such as Villa Katsura, Casa del Cielo, Poseidon’s Perch Villa, Longtail House, and Bayhouse Villa.

Drawing on decades of experience, we understand how to optimize the benefits of tropical environments and approach each project with responsive design strategies, the latest innovations, and technical expertise to deliver design solutions that are authentic to their location, environmentally responsible, and financially successful.

Our experienced team of passionate design professionals recognizes that every project is unique and appreciate the importance of listening to our client’s dreams in order to transform those dreams into a built reality.

With architecture studios around the world and local experts on the ground, we take immense satisfaction in designing these three-dimensional objects that become part of the fabric of people’s lives - it's our passion, and we have been proudly doing this over 80 years.

The award Top 50 Coastal architect winners will be featured in the October / November issue of Ocean Magazine as well as on social media and marketing collateral.

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