Kingston, Jamaica

Mapping Urbanization and Social Change

Future Development Plans

Plans to turn downtown Kingston into a thriving financial district have already begun. According to a Ministry Paper on Urban Development & The Status of Major Projects the UDC (Urban Development & The Status of Major Projects, n.d.) there are plans for a downtown Kingston redevelopment plan to be completed by 2018. Already in progress is the construction of a multimodal transportation center, renovation of the St. William Grant Park, and improving market district. More plans include the construction of a Festival Marketplace, upgrading the Kingston Waterfront, improving to the Jamaica Conference Centre, construction of Kingston Harbour Causeway Bridge, creation of a Justice Square at the Supreme Court, the development of the Ward Cultural Square and the construction of a railway museum and establishment of a Trade Centre. One can follow the developments of the redevelopment of downtown Kingston on the Urban Development Corporation’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/UrbanDevelopmentCorporation.

Figure 1: Kingston Jamaica’s Shoreline from the Urban Development Corporation’s Facebook page.

Photo credit:

Urban Development Corporation.  (n.d.). Retrieved July 29, 2012 from www.facebook.com/UrbanDevelopmentCorporation.

 

Bibliography: 

Urban Development & The Status of Major Projects.  (n.d.). Office of the Prime Minister Of Jamaica. Retrieved July 29, 2012 from http://www.opm.gov.jm/library/ministry_papers/urban_development_status_of_major_projects

 

Clarke, C. G. (2006). Kingston, Jamaica: Urban Development and Social Change, 1692- 2002. Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle.

 

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