UDC Collaborates With TEF And PAJ To Improve The Historic Town Of Falmouth
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has signed an agreement with the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) and the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to improve the streetscape aesthetics of the Historic town of Falmouth in the parish of Trelawny.
The project will be funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund at a cost of $279.9m with completion scheduled for May 2015.
The main objective is to enhance the experience of residents and tourists in the historic town. This forms part of the UDC's Draft Greater Falmouth Redevelopment Plan 2012.The Development Plan seeks to preserve the area's rich heritage whilst making provision for the surrounding environs to be renewed in harmony with the built and natural environment and to ensure an improved tourist product.
The scope of this project includes: improving the entry point and aesthetics of the three main streets: Market, Falmouth, and Tharpe. Improvements to pedestrian crossings and paths/walkways and streetscaping to include banners, covered drains and paved walkways for both residents and visitors to enjoy more of the town and to move about freely in an atmosphere of safety.