May 9, 2007

La Paz Update May 2007

Posted in Newsletter at 5:30 pm by osmx

La Paz Update May 2007


Today being May Day most government agencies, banks and businesses are closed.  They are having a big parade on the Malecon for all the workers.  Lots of people and vehicles in the parade.  Also May 3rd is the birthday of the city of La Paz.

The local government has been busy lately.  The have canceled and re-opened for discussion the downtown improvement project.  They don’t seem to be able to get their act together to decide what to improve and where.  They really need a parking garage for the downtown area.  Also rumor has it that the city passed an ordinance banning some bicycles, dogs, and kids under 18 unaccompanied by an adult  after 11 P.M. on the Malecon.  I haven’t seen any signs posted with the restrictions but they say the fines are about $40 USD for the first offense and over $90 for the second..  Perhaps they were having problems later in the evenings.

The statistics released for Easter Week indicated a shortage of hotel rooms for major holidays or events.  With the plans for the new condo/hotel to be started this fall on the site of the Hacienda del Cortez, it may help the shortage of rooms in the short term.

The price of the beach front home in El Comitan has been reduced to $749,000  The owners have travel commitments.  See El Comitan on my web site. under Houses

Paraiso del Mar on El Mogote seems to be moving along on their construction of the infrastructure facilities so their construction of homes should start by September.

President Calderon was in La Paz on the 19th for the dedication of a new dialysis facility at the new city government complex.  I guess his schedule did not allow time for him to visit our AMPI meeting that morning.

The AMPI La Paz MLS tour held Saturday the 21st had a good turnout for the Colina Del Sol ,Los Barriles project.  This is an eco-friendly project with recycled grey water for watering the landscaping of which parts of each lot are to remain the natural plants of the area.  Also the utilities are under ground so no power poles to obstruct your view.  More info will be on my web site in the near future.  The tour was hosted by Re/Max del Mar the sales arm of  Decope and DEC developers.  Transportation was provided and the property toured on quad vehicles.  Lunch was also provided by the host.

The Colina Del Sol Condos in La Paz have only 6 one bedroom units left for sale.

Have a good month and don’t forget Mothers Day on Sunday the 13th.