TWG Formed to Evaluate the Possibility of Melvin Jones Parking Plan
May 16, 2015
BAGUIO CITY – The city government here through the office of mayor Mauricio Domogan received the result of the feasibility study of the CW Development Inc. and Parkwise Philippines, Inc. with regards the possibility of having a parking facility at Melvin Jones football grounds.
The proposal of the CW Development Inc. and Parkwise Philippines, Inc. is to develop and operate an undercover, off-street parking facility at Melvin Jones football ground and still taking into consideration that said football ground will be integrated in the overall development.
Accordingly, the development will craft over 3,000 parking slots which will be of great help in addressing the urgent need for off-street parking especially in the Central Business district (CBD).
Said project is to be run as a Built Operate Transfer (BOT) scheme under a Public, Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement.
Parkwise Philipines, Inc. submitted the feasibility study for the possible establishment of a one floor parking area at Melvin Jones together with a three to four storey parking opposite Ganza and Solibao Restaurants.
The proponents assured that “this type of development has been undertaken successfully throughout the world, and has the potential to provide significant economic and social activation to the city of Baguio.
The composition of the Technical Working Group (TWG) Domogan formed through Administrative Order No. 045, series of 2015 tasked to evaluate the feasibility study submitted by the Parkwise Philippines, Inc. will be headed by city engineer Leo Bernardez, Jr., with members sangguniang panlungsod committee on Tourism and special events and SP committee on public utilities chair, councilors Elmer Datuin and Joel Alangsab, city budget officer Leticia Clemente, city treasurer Alicia Onoza, city accountant Antonio Tabin, city planning and development officer Evelyn Cayat, city administrator Carlos Canilao, city assessor Nilda Navarro, city general services officer Romeo Concio and city environment and parks management officer Cordelia Lacsamana.
Domogan has given the TWG 30 days to evaluate said feasibility study and to submit recommendation for a possible off-street parking in the city of Baguio.
An off-street parking at Melvin Jones will ease up traffic congestion and address the lack of parking spaces in the city while maintaining the surface of the football grounds, stressed the mayor./Jho Arranz