Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Road Warriors

Paving on the main thoroughfare through Loreto Bay has been going fast and furious for a week now and the results are amazing. (Forgive my movie references; it’s just that I’m giddy from the smell of tar and asphalt!) Almost all of the Paseo through the Founder’s Neighborhood is paved and it looks like all or most of Agua Viva will be paved by the end of the week, as workers have been hard at it all day and even into the night. Strangely enough, last night we could hear heavy trucks rumbling up and down the Paseo in front of our house, but there were no lights on the vehicles or lights in the road. Kinda scary!

Word is that Homex has put the rush on for the big meeting between company officials and Loreto Bay home owners, which is slated for Friday. The big day will include some kind of ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Paseo, as well as a parade of golf carts and bicycles (only in Mexico!), then dinner and a Q&A with Homex bigwigs.

This will be the first time that Homex officials have met with home owners since they bought into the project early last year. We’re told the meeting will include an overview of their plans for the development, which will most likely focus on the second phase of Agua Viva, but those plans will have an impact on all of Loreto Bay.

We’re hoping for some good news from Homex and will share it with you this weekend!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Fits and starts

It’s feast or famine here in Loreto Bay, especially concerning work on paving the Paseo. Last week Homex kicked it into high gear, with asphalt finally making its way north into Agua Viva. But today it’s once again quiet with no road crews in sight.

The fits and starts are frustrating, but now that actual resurfacing has happened on our end of Loreto Bay I feel more confident that we’ll be inhaling the sweet smell of tar and oil even further north in the near future.

It’s never a good idea to try to pin a date on the completion of improvements, but we’re thinking another couple of months and the road will be done. Or mostly done. Maybe.

In other news, we learned that Homex won’t just be selling off the 60-plus lots they bought in our phase of Agua Viva. Instead, they've decided to build on the lots they sell. That’s good news as it indicates they’re in it for the long haul and it gives them more of an incentive to make our phase of the project as attractive as possible. Like all else here, we’ll just have to wait to see how things unfold.