Macri will do another Puerto Madero in the former Ciudad Deportiva Boca.We are talking about “Solares de Santa Maria”, a VIP area of seventy acres, “one third of the area of Recoleta or La
Boca” with parks, shopping centers, water sports areas, several residential areas, underground garages, towers with offices and even its own police station, according to plans by the architects of IRSA. In the company, people have hopes
that the agreement advances successfully in the Legislature, after being treated in the Urban Planning Committee, where it is since last month.
Among the reasons, it is said that within the City there are no more buildable lands with the size that they offer and that they are the only ones capable of financing and developing a real mini city some blocks away from the Obelisk.
Under the agreement signed by Macri and sent to the Legislature a few weeks ago, the company is obliged to give in 40% of all Solares for public use. Squares, parks and recreational places must be created.
They do not pretend this to be like Nordelta, we want a neighborhood for all, affirms Hector Lostri, sub-Secretary of Urban Planning of the Government of Buenos Aires in charge of writing the agreement between IRSA and the Government of Buenos Aires.
In front of this land, where there will be a complex that will be similar to Miami, stands the Villa Rodrigo Bueno. Some government sources believe that the real consideration that IRSA must offer is to relocate the settlement and provide housing for those families. However, the company believes that these solutions must be left for the public sector. Next week, several advisors and opposition lawmakers will begin a series of meetings to try to stop with the project, or at least, avoid infringing rights they believe and claim to defend. Alvaro Gonzalez, member of the committee where the agreement will be treated and studied, tries to summarize the spirit of the law: Whether it takes a decade to develop, this neighborhood is going to end up joining La Boca and Puerto Madero .