May 10th 2008 9:25AM Six stories is not "low rise" on the Placencia Peninsula. No resort on the Peninsula is more than two stories so as not to break the "skyline" provided by the area's many coconut palms.
Also, Belize has no private beaches. All beaches are owned by the public and the public has free access to the beach up to 66 feet above the high tide line. Therefore, the development cannot have "400 feet of private beach."
I drove by the site of the development yesterday and it seems that the developer is installing an irrigation system across the road from the condos.
I hope the sprinkler system will be using gray water from the development's sewage treatment system because no one is sure about the capacity of the aquifer that provides fresh water to the Peninsula. (The Belize Audubon Society says that the aquifer has already been essentially depleted.)
Therefore, it would be near criminal to use precious clean drinking water for a resort sprinker system.
Finally, the property on which this resort will be located is quite small -- MUCH smaller than depicted in the artist's rendering. I doubt there will be any space between the center building (which is currently under construction) and the two 6-story buildings planned for either side of it.