The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) will be renovating the Jubilee Market. The Jubilee or ‘Solas’ Market was the first market established in Kingston 1906. The original structure was destroyed by fire in the 1980’s and the area has since been informally reoccupied by haberdashery vendors. It will be rebuilt as a modern facility in keeping with its original aesthetics. The market will primarily accommodate Speciality Goods Vendors with a focus on culinary craft (preserves, etc.).
This project includes the renovation of the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Terminal and the improvement of the spatial and visual quality of specific sections of the town which may serve to enhance the earning potential of business operators. Already a well landscaped and aesthetically pleasant corridor has been created, beginning at the cruise ship terminal, travelling along Turtle River Road, along Main Street and along a Waterfront Promenade at the Ocho Rios Bay Beach back to the Cruise Ship Terminal. Phase 5 - Promenade, Main Street.
The Dunn's River Central Garden was once the parking area for patrons before the increased activity of the attraction forced the expansion of the parking facilities. The former parking lot will be transformed into a landscaped garden which will include vending kiosks, gazebos, rides, photo shop, locker rental facilities and a beautiful splash pad water feature for the primary entertainment of children.
To expand and upgrade the bathroom facilities at the Dunn's River Falls and Park. The facility has had inadequate sanitary conveniences for years and with the increased patronage expected as a result of the marketing strategy it has become increasingly important to upgrade the conveniences (Family rooms, baby changing rooms, changing rooms, showers and toilets) as well as to rationalize the number of conveniences to patrons. Implementation to be conducted in three phases.
To redevelop housing stock in the inner city using the methodology being tested in the DTK yard transformation pilot.
The Downtown Kingston Yard Transformation Program is part of the strategy for improvement of the urban fabric and quality of life in the communities which surround Kingston’s downtown.
The UDC is undertaking a continuation of the Kingston Waterfront redevelopment as part of its redevelopment plans for the greater downtown Kingston and Port Royal development Area. Its aim is to attract the Jamaican population back downtown as the preferred destination to live, work, play and do business, as guided by the vision 2030 national plan. As such, the proposed Festival Marketplace is of key importance.
The objective is to develop a commercial, recreational and entertainment center as a major public amenity for downtown Kingston.
The UDC and external stakeholders (PAJ, TEF, TPC, NWC, TCC and JNHT) are working to improve the view exiting the pier to enhance both local residents' and tourists' experience in the historic town. The project therefore seeks to improve the pedestrian path/walkways and streetscape, improve the pedestrian path/walkways and streetscape, improve facades of buildings facing the port and historic buildings along the trolley path and walking tours. It also aims to resolve car parking issues.
To develop the old Naval Hospital into an experiential Museum.
Developing an experiential Museum documenting Port Royal’s extraordinary history, to include:
- A heritage walk between Fort Charles and the Naval Hospital
- A multi-sensory exhibition with a theatrical exhibition space with authentic artefacts
- Other recreational spaces such as restaurant, bar and shops
Phase 1 - Scope include the refurbishing of the restroom and repair to the main building.