Insider Business High rises planned for Larnaca

High rises planned for Larnaca

The highest building in Larnaca will be 83 metres tall, assuming the municipality gives the go ahead for its construction, Phileleftheros reported on Monday.

It said that although the state town planning and housing department has a say in the construction of high rises, it has left the final decision in the hands of the local authority, both in Larnaca and in Limassol while expressing reservations about some of the applications.

The newspaper said the 83 metre high building concerns a 30 storey construction.

Larnaca’s municipal engineer Toulla Angelidou gave the following breakdown regarding applications for high rise buildings:

  • Since 2016, permits have been granted for two 11 storey buildings, a 15 storey building (45 metres) and a 13 storey building.

The  following applications have been approved by the town planning and a decision is still pending from the municipality:

  • A 30 storey building (83 metres)
  • A 25 storey building
  • A 20 storey building
  • A 15 storey building
  • Two 13 storey buildings
  • A 10 storey building
  • An eight storey building

Also pending before the municipality, whose town planning committee has not yet started reviewing the applications are:

  • Two 20 storey buildings
  • A 30 storey building
  • Three 10 storey buildings

The applications are for buildings planned between the K-Cineplex and the town’s port as well as west of the port (from the port roundabout to the fuel depot).

Recently, Larnaca mayor Andreas Vyras said that applications may be submitted for high rise buildings along the Limassol avenue where four or five residential and commercial centres are already planned. He said that applications concerns buildings of between 10 and 30 storeys.

Top Stories

Limassol Bishop: Holy Synod must be convened

The Bishop of Limassol Athanasios told the CNA that he is displeased with the decision of Archbishop Chrysostomos B’ to recognize the autocephaly of...

Man lies to priest, gets money on the pretext his child is sick

Police are looking for a 39-year-old man from Limassol after lying and getting money from a priest in Paphos pretending his child was in...

A Halloween skeleton lies on the hedge outside a home in Los Angeles

A Halloween skeleton lies on the hedge outside a home in Los Angeles, California, U.S., amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Reuters)

On the EU’s eastern border, seeking refuge is harder for some

Poland has made it easier for Belarusians fleeing political persecution to enter, but for Seda Yunusova, a Chechen who was refused the opportunity to...

Kremlin says Joe Biden is wrong that Russia is number one threat

The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's assessment of Russia as the biggest threat to U.S. national security was...


Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...


No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...