Issue of October 23, 2011
     
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High–rise buildings to address housing backlog, says CREBA
by Rimaliza Opiña

The local chapter of the Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Association (CREBA) wants the local government to relax its rules on the construction of high rise buildings.

In a meeting Tuesday regarding their position on the proposed comprehensive land use plan of Baguio, CREBA officials said the proposed ordinance prescribing limitations on land use and construction should allow for more high-rise residential buildings so the city could address the housing backlog.

From the seven-storey building height limit under the pre-sent land use plan, the proposed CLUP allows for the construction of 12-storey buildings within the business district with provision for a one is to one parking.

However, the CREBA said the one-is-to-one parking is not feasible, for parking space could occupy half of the entire building.

Goshenland chief executive officer Alexander Bangsoy suggested during the meeting that if the city government is bent on imposing a one-is-to-one parking, the city should not limit building height and allow for at least 30 storeys, provided the property where a building is proposed to be built is not within a fault line as attested by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau and that soil tests could prove it can withstand the weight of such a structure.

He said vertical development could preserve the remaining open spaces of Baguio.

Aside from clearances from other government agencies, the CREBA also proposed that high-rise constructions should be obliged to design their buildings using green architecture.

Data from the National Statistics Office shows that the housing backlog in Baguio as of 2010 is 10,368 units. By 2020, the backlog is projected to increase to 17,000 units.

Bangsoy said with the impending completion of the Tarlac-Pangasinan Expressway and the sprouting of business process outsourcing companies, Baguio becomes more accessible hence increasing the possibility of migration. 

He claims if the city government allows for the construction of high rise housing units, it could help address the projected backlog.

In their position paper the CREBA also proposed for the reclassification of potential commercial areas in the future. From R1 (for one storey residential buildings), the group proposed that Green Valley up to the Sto. Tomas boundary, Irisan up to the Lamtang boundary, Leonila Hill, Ambiong, Camp 7, Tam-awan, Bakakeng, Kitma Village, Chapis Village, Pucay Village, and the Crystal Cave area, to R2 or R3 or residential with two or three storeys. Those already classified as R2 could be reclassified into R3 such as barangays where the circumfe-rential road passed like Balacbac, Bakakeng-CICM area, Kadaclan, and Happy Hallow.


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