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Yes, Club Orient will reopen once the required approvals are obtained and reconstruction is completed. There is an active group of Club orient beach who have been working toward rebuilding and reopening the resort since shortly after Hurricane Irma. The PPRN see explanation below allows for rebuilding the structures that existed prior to Hurricane Irma but no additional structures are permitted for construction in this area.
Each building was initially assessed in the fall of to determine which were candidates for repair. Another assessment will be completed prior to starting reconstruction. Many of the original concrete buildings can be repaired but some may need to be demolished and rebuilt.
All the wooden units were destroyed and will need to be rebuilt.
New buildings will be constructed to withstand ificant storms. Two important improvements will be that all buildings will be rebuilt with concrete instead of wood, and some buildings will be relocated farther back from the shoreline. This group has grown to include a large of owners who have volunteered to work on the rebuilding project. While there has not been much visible progress at the Club Orient site, the Rebuilding Group has been meeting frequently, often weekly. More information is available below in the Rebuilding Details. While there have been various obstacles, one major obstacle has been the PPRN.
It illustrates the level of risk Club orient beach each area using colour-coded maps and outlines what types of buildings can be built or rebuilt in which areas. It is intended to safeguard the people and minimize potential property loss due to foreseeable risks and is under the jurisdiction of the Prefect. The PPRN directly affects the ability to rebuild Club Orient because the local building department Club orient beach required to consider this framework when processing building permit applications. Virtually all the land used by Club Orient, as well as much of Sandy Ground and other coastal towns in Saint Martin, changed from allowing restricted building to not allowing any building at all.
It was clear that this would need to be a coordinated effort.
The first efforts were to establish a baseline of the situation. As soon as people were allowed back on the island a small group, including a structural engineer experienced in assessing damage, went and conducted detailed assessments of the buildings. Reports were created for each unit and distributed to the owners in late October By Januaryan architectural firm had been selected and engaged by Copro to begin the planning for rebuilding.
In parallel, contractors were hired to clean up the grounds, a massive effort that continued through March In AprilCopro held meetings Club orient beach owners to present a plan for rebuilding, complete with estimated costs and timelines.
The plans were approved at the General Assembly and bids to start clean-up and repair of units issued. By Juneclean-up and repair of the concrete minisuites started, in the hopes that they could be repaired and available for occupancy in late In Julyclean-up and repair was halted for two reasons.
The first was that Copro had not received its insurance payment. When the DPI application was denied, clean-up and repair of the buildings was halted, awaiting the rebuilding permit. Unfortunately halting the repairs meant that it was no longer possible to meet the timeline required by the hotel operator, OBC, for reopening even a part of the resort. With no immediate source of income, OBC went into liquidation in October Liquidation of OBC meant rethinking Club orient beach rebuilding project since a phased approach had only been developed to allow the hotel to partial operations.
It also meant that OBC would not be rebuilding the electrical infrastructure, the water desalination, and the waste-water treatment operations. The rebuilding permit application was submitted following the Copro General Assembly in where the revised plans were presented to Copro members. When is the reconstruction expected to begin? Our goal is to have work begin on site by Fall What will the new Club Orient look like? When finished, Club Orient will look and Club orient beach basically the same as prior to Hurricane Irma. Historical Timeline Here are a few specifics from the last 3 years: By September 12,the Copro Board had started planning the approach to rebuilding Club Orient.
In Octobera small group, including a structural engineer familiar with assessing buildings damaged by disasters, visited Club Orient and spent several days completing a detailed damage assessment of each building to report back the status to all owners. By Novemberall owners had received their individual Club orient beach reports for their units, including photographs taken by the assessment team. In Decembera Zoom meeting was held for all owners to discuss the path forward. Following that meeting, an architectural firm was contacted by the Copro Board as French law requires an architectural firm to oversee all construction projects.
Contracts for various repairs were put out to bid in anticipation of receiving approval from the GA so after the meeting, it was possible to start the clean-up of some units and preparation for repairs in May In Julythe local building department told us a DPI was not an appropriate application for the Club Orient site and so work on repairs was halted.
By Octoberwe were prepared to submit for the rebuilding permit but the liquidation of OBC, the company that ran the hotel Club orient beach, required that we rethink the rebuilding process. A phased approach had only been proposed so that the hotel operation could restart as soon as possible. Through the fall, Copro had representatives attend the public consultations to understand and comment on how the PPRN would affect rebuilding at Club Orient.
The consultations were not well-received by the public. In December there was ificant local civil unrest about the PPRN that resulted in a high-ranking delegate Dominique Lacroix from France being tasked with making recommendations for accommodations specifically for Saint Martin.
Shortly after the delegation visited Saint Martin, the COVID pandemic began and progress was again halted but the delegation had produced a report making recommendations for revising the PPRN that would allow rebuilding to occur in some situations, including rebuilding at Club Orient. Throughout the fall of the architects hired by Copro continued to meet with the building department Club orient beach ensure that when the application was submitted it would address any concerns that might be raised.Club orient beach
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