Land use plan, zoning ordinance in effect-A A +A
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
ILOILO City has formalized its own Comprehensive Land Use Plan (Clup) and zoning ordinance (ZO) that are awaiting approval and ratification by the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board of Commissioners.
Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said he is waiting for these “important” documents in order to steer the city with various development perspectives from international, national and local initiatives.
He said his office received various investment inquiries regarding land use and availability of land and office spaces for business and commerce in Iloilo.
City planning and development officer Jose Roni Peñalosa said that Regulation Ordinance 2012-398 was unanimously enacted by the City Council last September 19 in adopting the 2011-2020 Clup and ZO.
Councilor Edward Yee sponsored the ordinance and Councilor Perla Zulueta seconded the move in adopting the regulation ordinance, he added.
The new Clup and ZO revised and updated the existing but outdated 1998 2010 Clup of Iloilo City in answer to critics and detractors about the city’s lack of development plans, Peñalosa said.
He added that the new Clup and ZO are right on track and timely, as the city girds to absorb massive developments from the business and investment sector, tourism, education and social developments.