THE Baguio City government is looking into expanding its inventory of parking and housing projects with an open call to individuals willing to sell private lots for the city’s use.
The purchase of lots is to be handled by the City Administrator’s Office, with interested and willing individuals told to forward their offers to said office.
The call was made in the light of the city moving to more rapidly acquire land, both in its territory and in neighboring municipalities, for use in its projects.
Earlier last year, the city set its sights on some 19 private lots both in Baguio and in neighboring Tuba town.
According to City Assessor Maria Almaya Addawe, said lots for purchase vary in price ranging from P13 million to as high as P348 million.
The properties that were offered to the city for possible purchase include a 1.45-hectare lot in Tam-awan and Pinsao Proper worth P61 million; a 2.9-hectare property in Lucnab worth more than P104 million; a 2.7-hectare property in Balacbac worth P261 million; and another 1.8-hectare property in Balacbac worth P127 million, all in Baguio City.
Meanwhile, in neighboring areas, the city is eyeing a 3.5-hectare property in Longlong, Puguis, La Trinidad worth P157 million; land covered by agrarian reform titles in Lamtang, Puguis, La Trinidad; a 4.8-hectare property in Alno, La Trinidad worth P13 million; and several properties in Taloy Sur, Taloy Norte, and Poblacion, Tuba and in Bayabas, Sablan, all in Benguet.