COCI receives building permit for the Pelican Park Economic Service Center
Pelican Park is one step closer as COCI receives its building permit. At permit delivery were (from left) COCI President Jennifer Carty, COCI Vice President Annuska Friday,
SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – Sint Maarten will soon see the commencement of its first economic service center (ESC).
Pelican Park, a development initiative of the Sint Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI), received its building permit from the Ministry of Public Housing,
Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure (VROMI) on August 5th, 2022.
The Pelican Park will take shape on W.J.A. Nisbeth Road (Pondfill road) where the former Air Lekkerbek restaurant was located.
Now that the building permit has been received from government, the project will be up for public tender as soon as final details are worked out.
These final details are being worked out by COCI with a team of dedicated architects, real estate agents, and (international) technical consultants.
The Honorable Minister of VROMI, Mr. Egbert Doran stated that he is happy to have signed the building permit for COCI to construct its Pelican Park.
Doran also thanked the staff of the permits department for all their hard work in the evaluation process.
“Once this project is completed it will contribute in a major way to the economic growth on St. Maarten, as it promotes entrepreneurship.
“I know that many persons, including myself, are looking forward to its completion and I wish COCI much success”, said Minister Doran.
The project has been in the planning since 2015. It has all the designs of an iconic modern development center.
Building 1 of Pelican Park will house the COCI Office and Business Support Center.
Building 2 will house independent offices that can be purchased, leased-to-own or rented, as well as a food and beverage facility or full-service restaurant.
Building 3 will comprise rental spaces for entrepreneurs and dining areas.
COCI is excited for Pelican Park to become the catalyst of future iconic development in the greater Philipsburg area, in particular the Pondfill.
The Chamber is willing to share its views on infrastructure development and business accessibility with interested parties and the public.
COCI has a signed agreement with government for the Pelican Park initiative.
Various ministers of VROMI have reviewed the plans and the COCI board, and its Building Committee, are thankful for the hard work and efforts taken to reach this newest milestone.