‘Vertical growth yes, but orderly’, position of the CMIC for Mazatlán

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Guillermo Trewartha Domínguez, president of CMIC South Delegation, explained that more cities are opting for vertical development rather than expansion

MAZATLAN. -Given the current real estate development that Mazatlán presents, it is a priority that growth occurs in an orderly manner, especially if that growth is vertical, considered the president of the CMIC southern delegation, Guillermo Trewartha Domínguez.

This was stated after the mayor, Édgar Augusto González Zataráin, revealed that there are companies that have stopped investing in the port because the construction regulations only allow 20 levels and that it will be sought together with the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) modify the regulations through legality and respecting the guidelines.

The president of the CMIC expressed that it is no secret that many cities are adopting vertical development. This approach concentrates more residents in a smaller space, which contributes to urban densification and prevents the expansion of urban areas into rural or agricultural areas.

“The reality is that vertical development is what architects, those planning, are looking at in the future, so as not to make cities bigger. “Making cities bigger means taking more services further away and that is what they are trying to avoid.”

Trewartha emphasized that the transition to this new approach is not negative, as long as it is done appropriately, and the necessary mitigation measures are respected.

“I believe that everything that is investment is good for Mazatlán. Anything that attracts money or projection is the best for all investors, so welcome, and if the regulations have to be modified, then it will have to be done with the mitigation measures that are also required and without losing sight of the fact that we have mobility problems, then yes, accept it, but condition it.”

One of the additional benefits that the construction sector finds in vertical developments is that they promote savings in expenses for services such as water, maintenance, security and garbage collection, since these costs are shared among all residents of the building.

Source: Punto