22 February 2018 – Eje Prime
Valencia’s public institutions want to recover some of the investment that they are making in Parque Central. The company that is promoting the development, which is owned by the Government of Spain (50%), the Generalitat Valenciana (25%) and the Town Hall of Valencia (25%), hope to raise €300 million from the sale of the buildable public plots in this area. Those proceeds would cover 15% of the total cost of the building work, which has an approximate cost of €2 billion.
According to explanations provided by the Town Hall, the intention of the company is to propose a first public auction of the land to the Board of Directors. The Director-General of Valencia Parque Central, Salvador Martínez, has explained that “they will study two formal questions: the specifications that regulate the sales process and the sales strategy”, according to Valencia Plaza.
The work that needs to be carried out in the Russafa and Malilla areas will bring with them the largest urban planning operation underway in Valencia. This is a railway and urban project, in which, in addition to placing the railway underground and building a new train station, the city will benefit from a new green space with a park spanning 230,000 m2. The company’s forecasts suggest that the garden will be inaugurated in June.
Original story: Eje Prime
Translation: Carmel Drake