The city government is seriously pursuing the approval and eventual implementation of its Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP), a 15-year physical development plan that seeks to address the perennial vehicular traffic problem.
City Planning and Development Coordinator Engr. Rodrigo Sicat told the press briefing Monday that one of the strategies identified in the plan is the establishment of seven growth areas—Labuan, Ayala in the west coast, the central business district, and Sangali, Curuan and Vitali in east coast.
“This is to dispense the influx and concentration of traffic in the city proper,” Engr. Sicat said, adding that the new growth areas are parts of the plan. They shall serve as catchment approach, meaning the city government together with the national government agencies shall focus delivery of vital infrastructures to these areas so much so the people from the catchment barangays will go to these areas, Sicat explained.
According to him, by early February or March the city government will be conducting the mandatory consultations and resolutions through the City Development Council (CDC) and the Sangguniang Panlungsod.
He said what will be passed in the CDC will be the CLUP and the Zoning Ordinance, the two vital documents the city is pursuing in a very short term because these really is a need to overhaul the existing land use and zoning edict, where everything is attached including traffic.
Sicat likewise said parts of the study conducted by the Palafox and Associates are very relevant and significant information on traffic management, especially in five identified major intersections—Sta. Catalina, Tugbunghan, Sta. Cruz, Canelar, Baliwasan and Suterville.
He added that another focus is the implementation of vital infrastructure projects identified in the Executive-Legislative Agenda, a three-year roadmap of development of the current administration - Vic Larato
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 February 2017 08:01