The news is mostly good but ambivalent in ways also. The dune house that I have been writing about is still under a construction halt. In fact Profepa has posted “clausurado” signs on the site to make the work stoppage public. The bags of cement and cement mixer have been removed but blocks and other materials remain. The downside is that we now have a partially built house on the dune – the dune damage has already occurred and the house in its current state is ugly. Will Profepa have enough muscle to have the offending construction torn down and the dune restored? Quien sabe? Who knows?
More disturbing news though – I am told there is another site north of this one where construction has begun also. The lots were purchased from the same owner who continues to claim all permits are in place for building, totally ignoring the situation at this first construction site. I haven’t seen the second site but am told that a bulldozer came in and cleared the dune for building and that a storage unit has been built for materials.
I guess time will truly tell.