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New laws on sprawl to address Merida’s flooding crisis

Merida’s north appears a less viable option for expansion as a year of heavy rain keeps much of it under water....

‘World-class’ stadium planned in Merida by 2023

A full-size sports stadium, embellished with a Mayan motif, is set to be built in Merida serving both the local baseball...

Steel beams indicate an ambitious Siglo XXI expansion

The Siglo XXI convention center's expansion is on track. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — The city's future as a...

Yet another delay for shopping arcade after 21 months of construction

The Pasaje Picheta's long-awaited re-opening has been delayed again, with mid-September being announced as the beginning of...

‘Intelligent’ high-rise apartments planned in Montebello

Aura Smart Luxury Living is planned in northern Merida. Rendering: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — New housing in the...

Merida builds up ‘without rhyme or reason,’ says visiting prof

New high rises can appear anywhere in Merida. Photo: Punto Medio Merida, Yucatan — Big cities with vision,...

In Merida’s changing skyline, 30 new ‘skyscrapers’ are coming

Via Montejo, which opened in 2018, added numerous high-rises along Merida's periferico. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — The...

Construction crews say cement from Egypt is inferior, making them sick

Builders say they are being pressured to stop complaining about imported cement that they say is both inferior and toxic.

Another crane accident at Paseo 60 injures combi passengers

A second crane accident at the Paseo 60 hotel complex has sent two passengers in a combi to the hospital.

Meridiano site will place 4 hotels, shopping, cinemas and car rental...

The mixed-use development at the airport's entrance will be called Meridiano, and its coming into focus very quickly.

Worker shortage is driving up the cost of constuction

A high demand for masons has raised the cost of labor between 10 and 15 percent. 

Beach construction in Chuburná halted by environmental agency

The Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) temporarily shut down a construction site where a threatened thatch palm was apparently cleared.

Ground broken for villas-style psychiatric complex

The complex will have a positive impact on the lives of 96,000 potential visitors in a pleasant environment, surrounded by multiple green areas.

39,000 new homes in Mérida’s north, many promising the high-rise ‘Lifestyle’

As the north of the city continues its building boom, new trends and demographic shifts are apparent.

Shopping complex at airport seems to expand before it even begins

Redevelopment surrounding the Mérida International Airport will include more than a shopping center.

Search ends for more victims in construction collapse

After a week of combing through the rubble of a hotel-retail complex being built in the hotel zone, officials on Monday officially ended their search for more victims. 

Upscale hotel-office complex is greener than it looks

The MID Center business complex, rising by one of the city's busiest intersections, will be Mérida's first privately owned building with a global certification of environmental sustainability.

Fuel terminal on Progreso pier to be open by May

A $50 million USD fuel terminal on Progreso's pier is on track to be operational by May.

Structural flaws probed at fatal work site; 1 still missing

A missing person's report has promoted rescue workers to continue searching rubble while early assumptions about the accident's cause are being questioned.

Union leader: Paseo 60 work should have stopped after dark

Aided by trained canines, rescue workers on Tuesday resumed the search for missing workers at Paseo 60.

4 dead, 2 missing in accident at Paseo 60 construction site

Four workers died and 10 were injured when part of a huge construction site collapsed on Calle 60.

Unstable cement prices make it difficult to budget for projects

With cement prices up 12-20 percent since July, contractors are struggling to work within their budgets.

H&M nearly ready to open at Galerias Mérida

The city's first new department store in more than a few years is just a few weeks away.

Possible hotel and shops on the drawing board at Mérida airport

A new complex, possibly shops and a hotel, will be built at the entrance to Mérida's international airport, a chamber of commerce official said.