THE City Planning and Development Office (CPDO), City Engineering Office (CEO), City Buildings and Architecture Office (CBAO), and the City Tourism and Special Events Office (CTO) have come up with a comprehensive master development plan intended to develop the city’s “urban core.”
City Planning and Development Officer Arch. Donna R. Tabangin said that the plan will “highlight the city’s rich history tracing back to the American period.”
The proposed “urban core” plan will be anchored on Baden Powell Hall along Gov. Pack Road, which served as the headquarters of the Philippine Commission in the past.
Tabangin said that the plan revolves around the rehabilitation of select historically significant sites in the central business district, particularly along Gov. Pack Road, Session Road, Magsaysay Avenue, and Harrison Road.
Included in the plans are rehabilitation works for the Baguio Post Office area, the entirety of Session Road, the Maharlika Livelihood Center, and the entirety of Harrison Road.
The plan also includes road right-of-way reclamations in the central business district’s sidewalks.
Tabangin said that the city will still consult with concerned sectors in the city to hash out the plan in a way that would be agreeable with the general populace.
The plan is also still pending examination and approval by the city council before it can move forward.