Changes to zoning law okayed for proposed hospital location

THE CITY Council of Davao passed on third and final reading the application on allowable use of land for the construction of a hospital in Calinan District.

During their regular session last Tuesday, 22 councilors voted in the affirmative. The approval requires at least a 3/4 vote or 21 out of 26 because it is equivalent to amending the city’s zoning ordinance.

Sec. 14 of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance of Davao City, any changes in the said ordinance as a result of the review of the local zoning review committee shall be carried out through a resolution/ordinance.

The project was requested by Dr. Gener Rubio Jr., president of the Calinan Medical Specialist Inc., and the proponent of the project was Councilor Rene Elias C. Lopez, chair of the committee on housing, rural and urban development.

Rubio applied for the allowable use of a total 10,162 square meters land area at De Lara Street, Calinan District.

The draft of the resolution showed that the proposed two-story hospital will be constructed in a floodway mitigation sub-zone and within the Water Resource Subzone, which needs the City Council’s approval for allowable use.

It added that the proposed project will create a major impact in the socio-economic, environmental, and educational development of the city.

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