Press "Enter" to skip to content

Playa del Carmen mayor says most irregular colonies likely regulated

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The mayor of Solidaridad says that although exact numbers are unknown, they municipality will move forward to regularize the irregular colonies in Playa del Carmen.

Mayor Laura Beristáin Navarrete said she will seek the regularization of colonies such as Luis Donaldo Colosio and In House, which are the product of invasions.

“The intention is to regularize the colonies that can be regularized. Los Torres can never be regularized and they have already been told. As for Luis Donaldo Colosio, we expect it to be regularized and with In House, it must be regulated because there is a lot of violence there.

“Cristo Rey, also, there we have to look at it because there are no services,” said the municipal president.

She said that the analysis of these areas are already in process, and even this week, a working team from the city will visit. The next federal government will be included and review the issues of land regulation, so that once Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s term begins on December 1, they can focus on it.

“We must remember that in Solidaridad there are only two or three regulated colonies. All the others have been this anarchic, irregular growth, and I think that some colonies will be regulated, but it is with order,” she added.

Walter Puc Novelo, secretario general del ayuntamiento

Walter Puc Novelo, general secretary of the city council and former president of the Ejidal Commission of Playa del Carmen explained that the irregular colony of In House, for example, has grown from 20 hectares to 25.

Land owners have already filed complaints with the State’s Attorney General’s Office to have those invading their land, removed. He says that the lands involved in the irregular settlements extend from Avenue Benito Juárez to Constituents in the section of the Lilis Avenue which runs south to north, affecting the Ejidal lands in the west part of the city.