Saturday, April 9, 2016

Zoning laws? We don't need no steenking zoning laws.

We were somewhat trepidatious about coming down here right now for several reasons, not the least of which was that the owners had informed us that there was some construction going on across from our condo. To their credit, they discounted the price of our stay by fifty percent or so, but being as how our plan was to get out of Dodge and get some major relaxing done, this gave us pause. Ah, well. Mexico has never been what you could possibly consider a quiet getaway and, besides, we needed to get away and get away now.
A look at Google Earth confirmed that the view from our suite would have been spectacular but by the time we got here, in the place of the vacant hillside was a rather attractive four-storey, twelve suite condo, the top floor of which obscures, quite effectively, our view of the ocean. Now, granted, should you lean over the edge of the balcony and  strain your neck just right, you can get glimpse of a trapezoid of Baia Banderas, but it's not what you'd call a glorious vista. That being said,  it does beat the hell out of the view from the balconies opposite. This is what you see if you look over the wall on the other side of the pool. Four levels straight down, with barely a meter between the railing and a blank wall. Granted, this is the rear end of the individual suites, but geez.
The noise during the initial stages of construction must have been spectacular, and it is still irritating during the day. Today, since they stopped work at noon, is truly blissful. Tomorrow will be nothing short of heavenly.
I can only imagine what has happened to the value of this condo  unit since construction, since it is really the only one so affected. Apparently the one above, while its view is somewhat truncated still has some view of the bay, and the ones above that are relatively unaffected. Apparently, this sort of development happens all the time around here and the individual owners, should they be one of the many absentee owners, can be taken by surprise.
Anyway, here's what it looks like from our balcony now.

No comments:

Post a Comment