About this Property
“Bella Vista” Development, D’Abadie – The Vision
The Oropune Estate History:
The Estate originally comprised 200 acres with the Estate House and it’s main crop was tonca bean for the perfume industry. It now comprises 113 acres and is owned by 5 sisters and their family.
Phase 1 was a sub-division of 26 Residential parcels located in the south-west corner, bounding with the Old Arima Road and the Oropune-La Resource Road.
The Existing Project:
Approval has been granted to develop 22 acres into 35 single family Residential parcels, a Commercial Shopping centre, a Community Centre, a Primary School Site, Active and Passive Open Spaces, and Natural Water Course Reserves.
The lots are all from 7,000 sq.f. and up to 12,000 sq.f.
Average $ 860,000 per parcel, which is compatible and comparable to the prices of similar sized and located properties in the area.
We will be Leasing the Title in order that everyone can maintain some control over the construction of homes and the environment. At a later stage, the freehold could be granted.
The owners have another 80 acres of land north of this Phase, and therefore have a vested interest in how the project develops and to ensure it’s success. There is likely to be further development afer this Phase.
The School is a day-care/primary school, not a Govt. school, and available to be purchased and school built along with a home.
It is envisioned as a place where the Residents will come to meet, ‘lime’, have parties, weddings and the like, and not catering to the general public, and also having a Company office as well.
Roads & Infrastructure:
The roads are all wider than normal, the main access off Arima Old Road is a 15 m. reserve, the entrance from Oropune -La Resource Road is a 12 m. Reserve. Eventually security booths and gates would be installed at the two entrances.
Each home owner will put in their own security around their perimeter. If a front wall is built, it must be planted in ivy, if chain link is used, plants must be planted to hide the fence, such as bougainvillea or wild lime.
We are going to leave most trees existing on the parcels, to keep it green, and control erosion (only road reserves and open spaces to be cleared) and you can only clear and cut where you are building your house, and thereafer, you must re-plant fruit or ornamental trees if existing trees are removed.
We propose every lot should have at least a julie mango, orange, avocado, pommerac or poui tree planted on the property. We want to provide 5 young trees for all Purchasers to choose from, when they close. This will green the development and also encourage birds and wildlife to the area.
Adequate Open Space has been provided and is both active and passive. One passive area is located where we will plant a row of yellow pouis below, and place benches to sit and enjoy the evening and sunset.
All Natural water courses will also be kept as is, with a wide bamboo lined reserve of 33 f. on each bank (20 meter wide Reserve). These Reserves can also be used as bike and exercise trails for Residents to use.
Commercial Shopping Centre:
The Commercial area would be the final aspect, after the other phases have been built and occupied.
We are also considering a High Rise Apartment building with the Shopping Centre on the ground floor as an alternative use.
About the Region
Arima, officially The Royal Chartered Borough of Arima is the easternmost and second largest area of the three boroughs of Trinidad and Tobago. This town is well known for its shopping areas located in the inner most portion of the town. It serves as a main trading hub for environs which makes the town considerably busy. Many persons visit Arima to relax and enjoy the wide array of local bars and street food offered such as burgers, doubles, gyros etc. Home to the famous drag malls, persons can visit Arima to purchase items of Rastafarian heritage. Arima, has primary and secondary schools, hospitals, police and fire services readily available. It attracts persons from all over as it hosts exciting borough day & Jouvert celebrations Fun fact, Arima is home to the indigenous people known as the “Caribs”. They are mainly found in the area of Arima called Calvary Hill which attracts many tourists as the Caribs were a well-known tribe in their time.