Grand Bahama Vision Plan
The vision plan created a model for economic development through responsible land use practices considering ecological and cultural objectives, as well as off-site impacts to larger, area-wide systems. The resulting plan addresses long-term preservation of a tourism destination by meeting the residential needs of a growing population and creating employment opportunities through a variety of resort developments and activities. During the study the following guidelines were established: development of research and education opportunities; protection of the fresh water lens; a strong identification and sense of environmental responsibility; preservation of the “treasures” of Southeastern Lucaya; and enhancement of public beach access; as well as implementation of appropriate architectural and development forms. With this master plan, Lucaya will see a prosperous future and be among the very few places where people live in balance with nature.
As Team Leader EDSA integrated newly gained insights from all areas into the master plan. The resulting plan describes investment and business opportunities as well as land use limitations within the context of the greater good.