Valencia is Awarded 200,000 m2 of Land by the Port for Conversion into Green Space

26 February 2018 – Inmodiario

The mayor of Valencia, Joan Ribó, and the President of the Port Authority, Aurelio Martínez, have jointly presented an agreement for the use by citizens of 195,000 m2 of Port Authority land in the neighbourhood of Natzaret. The site will contain a park (el Parque de Desembocadura) measuring 63,800 m2, a large sports area spanning 88,000 m2, a tertiary use area and the concession of land to allow the Jardín de Túria to be extended to reach the sea.

“Construction work on the future ‘Parque de Desembocadura’ will start soon. Until now, it has been all about the paperwork and negotiations, but people are going to be able to start strolling through here very soon. It is a very important step for the neighbourhood of Natzaret and for the city as a whole, and very important for the redirection of the seafront, which is the main large project that remains outstanding in terms of town planning in Valencia (…)”, said Joan Ribó, after the approval of the agreement by the Board of the Port Authority (…).

The immediate work that the mayor refers to will begin on a plot measuring 22,000 m2, which citizens will be able to enjoy as soon as possible. The granting of the total space spanning 195,000 m2 in the Natzaret area is going to be the city’s third green space, of which the Parque de Desembocadura will occupy 63,802 m2.

At the same time, the plan is to create a sports area, spanning 88,000 m2. “It is going to be an area between the Natzaret and Puerto neighbourhoods, which I think is really important; it is going to have a lot of positive consequences for boosting the neighbourhood and also for mobility and connections between the neighbourhoods and the city (…)”, said Ribó (…).

The agreement also provides for the creation of a tertiary area (located on part of the site of the former Moyresa factory) which will have a surface area of 19,500 m2 and a buildable surface area of 25,000 m2 (…).

Meanwhile, Aurelio Martínz, President of the Port Authority, expressed his satisfaction “about this agreement, which has required lots of months of work and effort to achieve and to which the mutual understanding that exists with the mayor of Valencia has contributed” (…).

He added that it is a former port space, “which is being made available to the Town Hall and to its citizens” and also that “the fence is going to be maintained for reasons of security just like in other parks that are open for use by citizens during the day”.

Original story: Inmodiario

Translation: Carmel Drake

First 100,000 m2 Of Land at Vigo’s new Logistics Platform Will Be Sold for €50/m2

28 November 2017 – Inmodiario

The councillor for Infrastructure and Housing at the Xunta de Galicia, Ethel Vázquez, has attended a meeting held by the Commission for the Monitoring of the Industrial Logistics Platform in Salvaterra-As Neves (PLISAN), where it was agreed that the tender to sell the plots contained therein should be convened before the end of the year. An incentive will be offered to entice buyers: the first 100,000 m2 of land will be sold at a discounted price of €50/m2.

At the meeting, which was also attended by other representatives from the Xunta, as well as from the Port Authority and the Free Trade Zone Consortium of Vigo, it was also agreed that the companies that sign up to PLISAN will be able to access the land with surface rights equal to the conditions applied to parks by the Xunta. They are awarded for 30 years, extendable for another 30 years, with an annual fee of 1.5% of the sales price during the first 2 years, and the option to request an initial 1-year grace period; then, 2.5% during the next 2 years; and 3.5% from the fifth year onwards.

Moreover, the attendees at the meeting agreed to start the creation of a management company for the future maintenance of the facilities at the logistics platform. Vázquez Mourelle said that in terms of work, the construction of the general systems has now been completed.

The councillor specified that the activity, which required investment of €11 million, involved the construction of the roads, lighting and pipework necessary for the supply, sanitation, electricity, gas and telecommunications systems, which will serve all of the companies that set up shop on the plots in the PLISAN area.

In terms of the construction of the sewage treatment plant, the plans and construction were awarded together, for a combined amount of more than €3 million. The plans are now being drawn up and the construction work is expected to begin in 2018.

The councillor said that the administrative procedures for the sewage treatment plant will continue to move ahead in parallel, given that the start of the construction work has now been authorised and the cost will be covered by the Galician Building Institute (Instituto Galego da Vivenda el Solo). In this way, in December, the tender will be published for execution during 2018, with an investment of around €6.3 million.

At the meeting, a decision was also taken to approve the tender for the urbanisation of the logistics-business area that the Free Trade Zone Consortium of Vigo is going to build. Technical approval is currently being processed for the project to develop 400,000 m2 of land, work that will require the investment of more than €12 million. Like in the case of the water purification plant, the plan is for the contract for the construction work in the logistics-business area to begin in December, and for the work itself to be carried out in 2018.

Original story: Inmodiario

Translation: Carmel Drake