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Diagram of the proposed pier

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, April 02, 2011, 10:18 (3947 days ago)

This is the plan that Fonatur Operadora Portuaria SA de CV submitted to the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) along with their application to get the concession of the coastline including Bahía de Zihuatanejo and Barra de Potosí. Then they had the audacity last week to tell the inhabitants at La Barra who had seen this diagram that "well, we just submitted it to get the concession but we really have no intention at all of building a pier in Barra de Potosí". A vain and ingenuous attempt by Fonatur to convince locals they lied to the SCT but weren't lying to locals.

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Diagram of the proposed pier

by tj, Saturday, April 02, 2011, 11:02 (3947 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

And I’m applying for a liquor and cabaret license for a strip club in your neighborhood. Don’t worry, if I’m granted the licenses, I really have no intention of opening one up.;-)

Diagram of the proposed pier

by The Fez ⌂ @, Saturday, April 02, 2011, 11:10 (3947 days ago) @ tj

After looking at the planned pier diagram, I am afraid to say that it will have to move elsewhere. It seems to be situated so that it would impede my view of the peaceful Pacific from my tableside hammock at La Condesa, while I repose after a repast of garlic shrimp. Perhaps they could put it in the mountains somewhere, which would make about as much sense to me as at Barra.

Diagram of the proposed pier

by Tess, Saturday, April 02, 2011, 11:27 (3947 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

It looks to me as if the area they are claiming includes everything up to the road to Los Achotes. I would be really worried if I held any of that beachside land.

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12 City Blocks!

by JeffMN ⌂ @, Minneapolis MN USA, Saturday, April 02, 2011, 13:29 (3946 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Unless I'm missing something, the "Operations Dock" out in the middle of everyone's view of the Pacific would be 1700 feet in diameter -- that's around 12 city blocks in area! (in addition to the pier)

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12 City Blocks!

by carl, Saturday, April 02, 2011, 13:48 (3946 days ago) @ JeffMN

Unless I'm missing something, the "Operations Dock" out in the middle of everyone's view of the Pacific would be 1700 feet in diameter -- that's around 12 city blocks in area! (in addition to the pier)

Huge, yes. Ugly too I'm sure. And definitely wrong for Barra de Potosi.

But yes, I think that you are off a bit on your math.

A typical residential block in Minneapolis measures 660 feet from north to south and 330 feet from east to west. These measurements are from the center of one street to the center of the next. Thus, there are eight north-south blocks or 16 east-west blocks to the mile.


Source: Office of Public Information, City Hall, Minneapolis

12 City Blocks!

by carl, Saturday, April 02, 2011, 14:44 (3946 days ago) @ JeffMN

My apologies to you sir when I questioned your math. I was reading your 12 city blocks as being that the length of 12 city blocks is the approximate diameter of the proposed platform. I'm now assuming you were equating that the area is about the same. While I haven't done the calculation of the area of the circle vs the area of city blocks, now I'm guessing that you may be pretty close!

Huge in any case.

Another fine mess!

by Gayle in Calif. @, Saturday, April 02, 2011, 15:05 (3946 days ago) @ carl

Looks like this would change the natural in and out flow of the Barra lagoon. What a disaster it would be!

Diagram of the proposed pier

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Saturday, April 02, 2011, 15:08 (3946 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

How convenient! It appears the pier will protrude out from government land---the school at La Barra.

Whole bunch of people gonna get very, very rich! And others will get a pittance for their village homes/lots.

And how far over and down Valentin will it reach. Note the canal access to the pier (lots of dredging coming down the pike.

And no longer will Mother Nature open/close the lagoon---it will be deepened and dredged to have a wonderful shorline with waterfront homes.

Even that "cheap" land across the beach road will become very valuable.