Miami Developer Promises to Bring the Beach to You

Finding the existing supply lacking, a Miami developer is proposing to create 'Caribbean-style beachfront property' in inland communities across the United States.
March 7, 2016, 7am PST | jwilliams | @jwillia22
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Miami development company, Crystal Lagoons, is working to bring crystal blue waters and beach front properties to inland communities across the United States, including some not so tropical states like Michigan and New York. The Washington Post’s Michele Lerner reports that the developers are also in negotiations to bring the concept to the Washington, D.C. area.

In addition to offering a view of turquoise water and an opportunity to play or relax on a sandy beach, the lagoons are suitable for swimming, paddleboarding, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking…

The Crystal Lagoon technology, officials say, can use almost any type of water, including fresh or saltwater, brackish water or well water. It uses 30 times less water than a typical 18-hole golf course and 50 percent less water than a park of similar size, according to the company.

The company is currently working on a project in the planned community of Twin Creeks, Florida that will include a 14-acre lagoon set among 3,000 homes, retail, parks, and waterfront dining.

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Published on Thursday, February 25, 2016 in The Washington Post
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