BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan reiterated his administration’s inclination to pursue the construction of a 4-story parking structure within the Ganza pay parking area to accommodate more motor vehicles and help address the parking woes of residents and visitors.
The local chief executive said the plans and design for the multi-level parking project has been made available by the City Buildings and Architecture office (CBAO) that serves as a basis for sourcing out funds for its realization.
He clarified that what the local government is pursuing is the construction of the multi-level parking structure within the Ganza area which has actually been previously and is currently serving as a parking area for motor vehicles while proposals for the put up of a podium pay parking structure between the Ibaloi Park and the children’s playground remains a proposal pending deliberations before the local legislative body.
“The Ganza pay parking area has been previously identified as a parking area and we hope that we will be able to iron out arising issues against the multi-level parking structure intended to help address the growing needs for parking spaces in the city, especially during the peak tourism months,” Domogan stressed.
He claimed that the design for the proposed Ganza multi-level parking structure is simple so that it will be immediately completed in time for the influx of visitors to the city November up to the middle of next year when the demand for parking will be enormous.
According to him, the city is also looking forward in building a more permanent 8-story multi-level parking structure in the vacant lot near the Baguio fire department so that part of the structure will be devoted to parking while part of it will serve as an extension of the city hall to decongest the existing city hall building.
This building will be used as parking area for motor vehicles owned by the local government freeing available parking areas for clients transacting business with the different city government offices.
While the city government is sourcing out the needed funds for the two multi-level parking structures, the City mayor added that one of the priority projects of the city is the establishment of multi-level parking structures in feasible areas or places previously identified for parking.
He pointed out existing private and public parking areas around the central business district area are actually not enough to cater to the parking requirements of the increasing number of vehicles in the city that is why the put up of pay parking structures is being prioritized.
By Dexter A. See