National District authorizes increase in density in the capital city

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The city government of the National District has passed new rulings that facilitate construction in the city. While the Polígono Central and Gazcue areas of the city are excluded, the new regulation applies to most of the capital city. The new regulation authorizes a 20% increase in the density of the city areas. The increase in density also allows for high rises up to 40 floors on main avenues. 



Neighborhood groups protested the increase in density, arguing that the city government is not taking into account the services in the areas, including infrastructure, roads and parking, when authorizing more dwellings and high rises in the same space.  



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william webster

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Plus the spread of disease........... are they nuts !!

The optics are staggering..... more people in an already overcrowded area.....

Big mistake..........IMO
 
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Plus the spread of disease........... are they nuts !!

The optics are staggering..... more people in an already overcrowded area.....

Big mistake..........IMO

I would agree with you but I also think many people will get tired of living on top of each other and go out peripherally. At least that's the history in the USA with suburbs. I would expect the same here, even though family culture is much different.
 

william webster

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That phenomenon is in action now... NYC , London, and other major centers
Will it last ? Hard to say just yet

These big cities are designed to allow the maximum number of occupants.
May not fly so well in the future.

We'll see..........
 
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I would agree with you but I also think many people will get tired of living on top of each other and go out peripherally. At least that's the history in the USA with suburbs. I would expect the same here, even though family culture is much different.
The suburbs comment is true.....
But recently there has been a big push to rebuild city cores.... a successful push..... Detroit an example

What happens now is a good question.... hard to predict the longer term
 

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It will be interesting to see if the HardRock project gets rejuvenated again.
 

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What Hard Rock project?
The 40 story Hard Rock hotel they wanted to build next to Blue Mall shut down by the neighbors partially due to it being 40 stories high which violated the regulations.
 

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Plus the spread of disease........... are they nuts !!

The optics are staggering..... more people in an already overcrowded area.....

Big mistake..........IMO

I agree. Didn't they just a while ago publish some report or study saying that the infrastructure (electricity/water/etc) of Distrito Nacional is not even designed to supply the current number of residents, so unless they plan making some serious changes there, less water and more apagons for everyone?

Meanwhile elsewhere, the constant advertisements on how to get a hold of your own new vehicle easily with ridiculous interests from banks... So more people, more buildings and more vehicles in the same, already disasterous place with inadequate infrastructure (unless something is done here)... Sounds like a good plan...

I hope this goes well...

Living in POP, a daytrip to Santiago for errands many times suffices for us, even there, the chaos sometimes gets on my nerves... When going to HOMS, we always go via the circunvalacion as I hate going through Estrella Sadhala, in particular on peak hours...
 

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The 40 story Hard Rock hotel they wanted to build next to Blue Mall shut down by the neighbors partially due to it being 40 stories high which violated the regulations.
Thanks. Had not heard about that.
 

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The suburbs comment is true.....
But recently there has been a big push to rebuild city cores.... a successful push..... Detroit an example

What happens now is a good question.... hard to predict the longer term
When done properly (hello zoning) it works for most people looking to
move into the city, provided the tenant understands what he/ she
is signing up for. When developers are allowed to run wild with no
real zoning measures in place you can expect more of the negatives
they are currently dealing with.
Clue: Infrastructure.
 

JD Jones

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When done properly (hello zoning) it works for most people looking to
move into the city, provided the tenant understands what he/ she
is signing up for. When developers are allowed to run wild with no
real zoning measures in place you can expect more of the negatives
they are currently dealing with.
Clue: Infrastructure.
The lack of infrastructure and zoning is what has made Santo Domingo the city it is today.