25 June 2015 – Expansión
The mayoress of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, has confirmed to the Chairman of the Distrito Castellana Norte (DCN), Antonio Béjar, that she is committed to studying the draft plans for the extension of the Paseo de la Castellana, according to sources close to the company.
Carmena met with the project’s leaders on Wednesday, for around an hour, in an atmosphere characterised by the “utmost cordiality”.
During the meeting, Béjar described the planned development to the mayoress of Ahora Madrid. He explained that the project aims to promote the DCN through its Partial Plan and that it will be one of the most important city projects in Europe.
At the end of the meeting, Béjar seemed optimistic and said that he hopes that the Partial Plan will be approved at an upcoming plenary session, once the Town Hall’s new government has analysed it in detail.
The project will extend the Paseo de la Castellana north by 3.7 km and involve the redesign of an area covering 311 hectares. It will also include the construction of 17,700 homes, 56 hectares of green space – half the size of the Retiro park – and several skyscrapers.
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Translation: Carmel Drake