Thursday, January 10, 2019

State of downtown area criticized

Marcus Laing

Local architect Marcus Laing said yesterday that private ownership is “killing downtown” and suggested that the planning and development of the city of Nassau needs to be directed.

Laing, who was speaking during a press conference at The Counsellors Limited to officially announce this year’s Bahamas Business Outlook, expressed his ire with the state of the country’s capital city, saying: “Downtown is horrible. There definitely needs to be the creation of something different, something that has life, something that has amenities for people to be able to enjoy, locals and visitors, and it’s not happening yet,” he said.

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