SINT MAARTEN (CAY HILL) — Construction of the Oryx Residences in Cay Hill is at 60 per cent according to its developers the Algemeen Pensioenfonds Sint MaartenAPS and should be completed at the end of Summer this year.
This information was conveyed to Finance Minister with oversight on APS the honourable Perry Geerlings who was treated to a "walk-through inspection of the property" on Thursday afternoon. He received a progress report from Contractors Liccom and from the Management Team of APS.
The Minister expressed his satisfaction at the APS's decision to invest in the development of homes for residents on St. Maarten.
He said, "This means that those paying into the Pension Fund such as teachers and police officers along with government administration workers, can have the opportunity to benefit from the Fund even before entering pension age and become homeowners which by itself is a great achievement."
In attendance for the guided tour of the facility were, Manager of APS Projects Kendra Arnell, APS Managing Director Nadya Croes-van Putten, Hans Hootsmans, Andre Sneep and Henk Van den Heuvel of Construction Company Liccom and Jelle Janssens representing APS. Geerlings was accompanied by the Director of the Cabinet of Finance Wilgo Lieveld.
The first stop on the tour of the property was a visit to one of the 44 Town Houses that are near completion. The Town Houses consist of two and three bedroom houses. The next stop was a visit to the apartment complex which rests on top of a parking structure built for its residents. There are 18 apartments including three 1 bedroom homes, three are 3 bedroom homes, with the remainder being 2 bedroom homes.
One key factor for the Oryx Residences according to APS is the common area that sits in the centre of the facility. The idea behind the design of the complex is to recreate the “St. Maarten community style of living.”
Geerling said, "The Complex is impressive and a new concept for St. Maarten that offers a very high-quality product to potential homeowners." The structures sit on the outskirts of the compound creating an enclosure, making it a private residential area with secured access. Persons interested in becoming owners of any of the Oryx Residences are encouraged to visit the pension funds office and apply.
Minister inside one of the Two Bedroom Apartments that is near completion.
Minister walks through property.