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Discussion in 'Dumaguete City' started by Phillippinesfan, Jul 16, 2021.

  1. Phillippinesfan

    Phillippinesfan DI Junior Member

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    Has anyone information on the newly planned Boulevard? I saw a video somewhere from a construction company showing massive development that will make it look like one big condo shopping complex.
     
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    The planned project (land reclamation along the boulevard) is pretty controversial with the locals. Seems the government wants to hand this over, along with the costs, to a private company. They are going to wave all taxes and permit fees to this company. The mockups I saw are laughable and extremely optimistic and would make Singapore envious. Likely won't come to be during the lifetime of anyone alive today, if ever.

    What is more realistic to happen in (some of) our to lifetimes is that they will reclaim land from the sea extending out a hundred or two hundred meters similar to the existing southern boulevard extension. Maybe a few smaller buildings built for restaurants, shops and touristy stuff. Building massive modern skyscrapers like the mockup I saw is just unrealistic and likely dangerous to do on reclaimed land.

    Will it actually happen? This is the Philippines. I'll believe it when I see it.
     
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  3. Sedona

    Sedona DI Forum Adept

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    I heard that this new island of buildings will not be along the existing commercial boulevard area. It will start on the other side of the pier and extend south along the area by Lantaw and going towards the airport, the area where all the new construction and restaurants are happening now. Still, I think it's a pretty bad idea, a lot of fishing goes on in that area.
    https://www.yesthebest.com.ph/provi...ovt-arguments-smart-city-reclamation-project/
     
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    I read Looc to Bantayan PLUS Tinago to Banilad (174 hectares) It will put the Marina Spatial a bit further from the sea but if the reclamation includes a Marina then it justifies the name of that development and could rocket prices for MS (the yachts will probably be bigger than the apartments!).
     
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    I heard that after the new Bacong Airport opens with the new Burger King the next Burger King planned is in the new boulevard development. Meaning we are going to have to wait at least 30 years for the first one to open..
     
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    I am not a real estate expert but i think reclaiming land from the sea must be very expensive, i have seen this kind of thing done when i lived in Singapore and Dubai, i have no idea how much they spent on the reclamation process alone (before the actual building) but both of these were small countries and did not have much other options.
    Just north or south of Dumaguete there are huge areas of coastline with not much on it and am sure could be bought cheaper than reclaiming from the sea.
    Whatever happens i hope they don't employ the same architects, engineers or designers responsible for the half built building just south of Starbucks which is quite far from the sea but apparently had a problem with sea water flooding the foundations.
     
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    The mayor says it will provide much needed employment in Dumaguete..I guess he doesn't understand that this kind of project doesn't hire hundreds of ditch diggers and unskilled labor.. This is chinese money behind this project and i am sure will be done by chinese architects and contractors.. From what i have seen it seems the roads going into and out of this project are not included.. Politicians already counting their money but in the end this fiasco will cost Filipino's billions.
     
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    Maybe not quite that long since the diversion road isbeing built now and people are being bought out for their land. At 400 peso per sqm from what I have been told. Construction to start within a year.
     
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    Is that 'diversionary road' or 'new outdoor shopping mall'? :smile:
     
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    Silliman University is opposed to the project.
     
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