Marina del Pilar: Construction of new Historic Downtown parking lot in Mexicali is moving forward

This new project will have 200 spots and will cover around 1.5 kilometers of parking in the streets, benefitting 220 businesses

The governor of Baja California, Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda, highlighted the construction of a new parking lot at the Historic Downton in Mexicali, in order to have a strategic space that will strengthen the dynamism of the area.

In a tour through the construction zone alongside Carlos Torres Torres, coordinator of Regeneration Programs of Public Spaces and mayor of the 24th Municipal Administration of Mexicali, Norma Alicia Bustamante Martínez, Marina del Pilar stated that the project, handled by the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Urban Development, and Territory Redesign (SIDURT), is contemplating a two-story parking lot, which will allow it to take advantage of the space while having 200 spots.

In addition, she added that research was previously carried out, which is why it is located in a strategic location, where it joins with Mexicali Rose and the La Chinesca alley, which will benefit around 220 businesses, as well as Historic Downtown visitors.

For his part, Arturo Espinoza Jaramillo, head of SIDURT, stated that the construction of 200 parking spots will reflect on the 1.5 kilometers in front of businesses. He added that “the project goes around, approximately 150 meters, which means it serves more than 200 businesses, not all of them are occupied, which is why it solves quite well the need of a parking lot.”

Governor Marina del Pilar pointed out that a third phase will be left ready, which will allow for a third and fourth floor to be built later. That way, the project can gradually progress to provide visitors and La Chinesca businesspeople with a safe space for their vehicles, with adequate infrastructure so that everyone can make use of it.

She added that since the beginning of her administration, she has given priority to creating substantial improvements to Mexicali’s Historic Downtown by allowing families to have better parking spaces and giving businesses a place where they can create more and better jobs.

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