Subsequent to the Paphos municipality’s announcement about having received ten applications for high-rise buildings.
A 500-people strong group ‘Movement to Save Paphos from high-rise buildings ’. They claim that there is little necessity for such developments in the area. And, they ask that a group of experts must be appointed to provide appropriate guidance. Before it is too late.
Geroskipou councillor and Movement to Save Paphos affiliate, Antonis Trakkides, claims that these buildings are not productive, or taking Paphos in a positive direction.
On Tuesday, Paphos municipality announced that in order to remain transparent; 10 applications have been submitted to the municipality.
These developments will stand as tall as between eight and twenty floors; in various Paphos districts. Including Kato Paphos and Anavargos.
Mayor of Paphos, Phedonas Phedonos, weighed both the advantages and disadvantages of developing such properties.
Claiming that on the one hand, they could become landmarks for the city of Paphos which could have a great many benefits. On the other hand, the high rises could both obstruct views and have a detrimental effect on the environment.
“It will be similar to Spain, tall buildings and empty beaches.”
Trakkides also cautioned the public against Paphos potentially becoming “another Limassol”. And, expressed his concerns about hotel owners in Geroskipou now asking about the possibility of demolishing their own properties in favour of erecting more high-rise buildings that they can sell on to investors.