In the Dominican Republic, the federal judge has postponed the execution of a forensic ban against Hard Rock International in its plans to build a 38-storey hotel building with a casino of 23,000 square meters. FUT, in the capital of Santo Domingo.
According to the G3Newswire report, the trial urge was served by the inhabitants of Piantini, against the city planning department, which was responsible for issuing permission to build a planned Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Santo Domingo.
Reportedly, the project violates local planning. At the same time, the local lawyer Miriam Paulino, who works on behalf of the plaintiffs, said that the newly elected mayor of the district, David Callow, was invited to temporarily suspend the construction permit for residents and experts could express their point of view.
Paulino, stated that the construction violates a number of rules, including those that regulate the height of buildings in the area, which allow only 23 floors, explaining that the project requires the use of 500 dual parking spaces and will increase the level of traffic jams on roads.
However, Manuel Fermin Cabra, a lawyer hired by the local real estate company Nivar, told local media that the project corresponds to all the necessary legal requirements set forth by the Government of the district, as well as the Ministry of Tourism of the country, the Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Environmental Protection.
Hard Rock International previously shown that Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Santo Domingo, which will be his second casino in the Caribbean country, together with Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana, will be able to offer players two bars, a bookmaker, slot machines, and about 40 gaming tables. But the construction began on February, when the Committee, consisting of local school employees and residents for the first time, asked the Ministry of Finance to refuse the casino license. This was followed by an open letter against Hard Rock, which signed about 3,000 families.