The local government is studying the possibility of allowing the construction of buildings that will be up to fifteen stories to address the rapidly increasing demand for shelter among the city’s populace.
City Administrator Bonifacio dela Pena said that the said possibility is being included in the ongoing review of the City Land Use Plan and the amendments that will be introduced in the city’s zoning ordinance.
He added that the final details of the said plan will be incorporated in the updating of the said land use plan and zoning ordinance considering the city’s limited spaces compared to the increasing demand for residential and commercial structures.
The city administrator claimed that the put up of high-rise buildings will heavily depend on the results of the soil test and other related factors that will be provided and incorporated in the updated land use plan and zoning ordinance.
At present, the height limit of structures that will be constructed in the city is around 8 stories depending on the carrying capacity of the soil and other related factors.
According to him, the local government will be releasing pertinent details to the said possibility once the City Planning and Development Office shall have completed the ongoing study relative to the said intention to amend the land use plan and zoning ordinance.
The city’s land use plan and zoning ordinance was approved in 2016 and is expected to lapse this year.