THREE portions of the Burnham Park area have been tagged as potential sites for parking spaces as part of the plans to develop the park.
City Planning and Development Officer Arch. Donna R. Tabangin said that the three parking spaces being considered are at the planned youth convergence center, below the tennis court, and near the city creative center.
These spots are being eyed as potential places for parking spaces under the master development plan for Burnham Park, in addition to the old city auditorium.
Two out of the three proposed parking spaces tagged will be funded wholly by the local government, according to City Administrator Bonifacio dela Peña, while the tennis court parking space will be a joint project between the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the local government.
Meanwhile, the city auditorium parking space is planned to be funded by public-private partnership (PPP).
Dela Peña said that the auditorium parking space will be in lieu of the previously planned parking space at the Burnham orchidarium.
Currently, the city is working on the finalization of the Burnham Park master development plan in order to submit it to the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), which has previously committed some P480 million worth of funds for the project.
The rehabilitation of Burnham as funded by the TIEZA was intended to take place earlier last year, but was slowed down as funds were realigned to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic