“Costa Miño Golf” Residential Development.

Miño, A Coruña, Galicia.

The construction of Costa Miño Golf began in 2005 during the golden years of the property bubble. A golf course, a hotel, a mall, and over 1,200 houses were to be built. When the construction was stopped in 2008, only the golf course and half of the houses had been built, and seven years later, the vast majority of them are still empty. Moreover, the Superior Regional Court has ruled the expropriation process to be illegal, forcing the City Council to pay around €25 million (five times its annual budget) to the affected owners, putting the town in a delicate economic situation.