The Curaçao Port Authority (CPA) has received a Lighthouse Award from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) for its master plan for Sint Anna Bay and its surrounding areas as well as the implementation of said plan. The master plan thus covers the areas of Scharloo, Kleine Werf, and the Mathey Wharf.
The historical commercial maritime role of these areas has resulted in a pattern of land use that is common in waterfront locations around the world. History has namely shown that they do not develop in congruence with the waterfront. And CPA’s vision of renovating portions of the St. Anna Bay promises to reverse this traditional arrangement. The aim is thus to realign the activities and overall ambiance of Scharloo, Otrobanda, and Punda to the waterfront. The end goal is to create wonderful places for current and future generations to enjoy in these districts.