I guess high rises are Santo Domingo's answer to everything. (or how to ruin tourism in a quaint beach town)
Maybe Sosua needs to initiate a limit of floors like Punta Cana ? Unless someone is laundering money there is no need to this big a building a la Juan Dolio
I say 4 floors is all the beach town should permit
A high rise offers nice views for apartment owners/renters, in this case of the coast, Sosúa town and possibly sunrise and sunset views.You're basically increasing the amount of those views from one spot by building up.
The details of this project isn't known. Due to some issues of airb&b in Santo Domingo (basically visitors mainly from the USA making a mess of the apartments they rent and of the social areas/pools - plus, some resident families were not to pleased that their kids would go to the building's pool and there are guys that can't speak Spanish and they never seen before surrounded with chicas in bikinis doing not so family friendly things and lots of empty beer bottles everywhere, etc), many residential high rises no longer allow airb&b. The residents got together and complained loud enough to have management impose this restriction. Now some buildings are being built that will be airb&b from top to bottom and not permanent residential, and the property will be managed like a hotel except it will have apartments owned by other people and rent it as an airb&b.
There is a small chance this could be an entirely airb&b project for Sosúa.