Housing Explosion in Falmouth, Trelawny
Falmouth is expanding at a rapid rate. I have no data on the statistic, but it should be fair to say that Falmouth is the fastest growing town in Jamaica. I would love to know a town in the country that is growing faster.
At the moment, apart from the boom in new businesses in response to the Falmouth Pier development and its spin-offs, the most noticeable growth is in housing solutions. Hundreds of houses are being built and hundreds more are due in the next few years. Holland Estates, Florence Hall Village and Stonebrook are the three major housing estates that will bring thousands of new immigrants into Falmouth, Trelawny and are all located within a 2-3 mile radius of the Falmouth town center (Water Square).
Stonebrok construction has actually reached far west to the old Hague Housing Scheme, and Florence Hall Village is ‘travelling’ on its way eastward to the Cooper’s Pen main road which means housing solutions will sprawl from the Coopers Pen Main Road and almost meet Martha Brae (where Holland Estate is located).
Meanwhile in Hague, the construction noise gets louder each day as the Stonebrook houses approach the Hague Housing Scheme. This afternoon, I took my camera and went up the hill and took the photos featured here to record yet another chapter in the metamorphosis of our parish, Trelawny…the place to be in Jamaica.