The expansive terrain extends from the Caribbean Sea to the city center. The 821-acre site is flat and has great views of the Ocean and the neighboring natural reserve island of ‘Caja de Muertos’. It is located on a major highway and is immediately visible upon entering or leaving the city of Ponce, sitting between the port and the airport. A key design parameter has been to direct the water to enter the property, thereby rebuilding wetlands, beaches, and creating a world class canal. The wetlands on the Eastern section of the site will remain in its natural state and be placed into a protected conservation according to the Puerto Rico Conservation Easement Law. 180 acres have been set aside for a farm, orchard, and pasture will be dedicated for the harvesting of organic food and play an important element in Ponce Paradise’s wellness concept.
Winstanley Architects and Planners is pleased to announce that the Potomac River Water Transportation Framework Plan has received an AIA Award of Excellence in Transportation and Infrastructure from the Northern Virginia Chapter.