Once again, according to the latest Gringo Gazette (February 24, 2014) the Playa Santos project of the MIRA group, subsidiary of Black Creek of Colorado, has been approved by SEMARNAT, México’s environmental watchdog agency. (All info obtained from the GG must be taken with a handful of salt as they often pass on info that later is proven to be incorrect.)
You might recall this is the monster sized project on the south end of Todos Santos that will reach from the highway to Punta Lobos and could possibly double the number of homes in Todos Santos.
Big money seems to have a way of winning out here in Baja Sur.
According to the latest Gringo Gazette (February 24, 2014) the highway 19 bypass is definitely a toll road with car prices of $2.30 US and semis costing up to $8.00 US for a very short detour (8 miles maybe) avoiding the center of Todos Santos.
Makes absolutely no sense. Who is going to pay that much money to avoid Todos Santos? Why build the bypass in the first place?
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