JIS News

The National Housing Development Corporation (NHDC) has announced plans to undertake a number of housing projects targeted at the middle and upper-middle income markets.
In a recent interview with JIS News, Rosemarie Brown, Manager of Project Development at the NHDC, informed that the Corporation was completing preparatory work for the implementation of a number of projects under its open market portfolio, which was a continuation of the work started by the National Housing Corporation (NHC) many years ago.
“Throughout St. Andrew, you can find well maintained schemes developed by the NHC. We would like to continue developing on that legacy. As such, we are now looking at a few open market schemes that are on the drawing board,” Ms. Brown told JIS News.
The NHC, which was developed in the early 1980s as an agency of the Ministry of Housing, was charged with providing housing for middle-income and upper-middle income earners. Some of the schemes developed by the NHC included Oaklands, Arcadia, Wellington Glades, and College Green in St. Andrew. In 1998 the NHC was incorporated into the NHDC.
The schemes in the NHDC’s open market portfolio include townhouses, apartment complexes and serviced lots, and are either implemented by the Corporation independently or as joint venture projects with other developers.
Projects to be undertaken in this latest open market offering include the Wellington Heights and Lady Musgrave (62 Lady Musgrave Road) projects inSt. Andrew, the White River scheme in St. Ann and the Mineral Heights scheme in Clarendon.
The Corporation will also be participating in a joint venture development at Stadium Gardens in St. Andrew, and has been marketing 60 duplex townhouse units in Ensom Green, St. Catherine.
There are also a number of other sites that are being examined for possible development Ms. Brown said, but these plans are still in the preliminary stages.