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Sigua Highlands project goes before GLUC again

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Texas A&M Foundation went before the Guam Land Use Commission, once again this afternoon to request for a zone change and zone variance on its proposed Sigua Highlands project in Yona.

The project which was initially heard back in April consists of 5,000 residential units, including two 25-story condominiums towers, a town center and a school.

Daniel Swavely is representing the Texas A&M Foundation and told commissioners that what makes this project different from other big proposals is that they have subdivided the hundreds of acres into manageable parcels and plans to build only based on market demand.

"So we want to learn from that by saying we're not going to roll out anything until there's a need for it," he said. "We'll do market studies, every six months every year whatever, and when we know we can build this out, we will build this out. This, I think, it is great protection for master planning in general on Guam and for commissions concerns so developers don't repeat some mistakes of the past that are still showing such as Emerald Oceanview and the Ino Shopping Center."

No action was taken and the hearing on the request will continue at the GLUC's next meeting.

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