QC grants developer ‘exception’ to build 40-story building

MANILAThe Quezon City local government has authorized a real estate developer to construct its own office building in Barangay Bagong Pag-asa.

The Quezon City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution authorizing the issuance of a certificate of exception to Ayala Land, Inc. for the construction of a 40-story office building with six basement parking levels in North Triangle, Barangay Bagong Pag-asa.

City Resolution 7386-2018, which was authored by Councilor Marvin Rillo, permits the issuance of a certificate of exception to the giant real estate developer.

Rillo, a third-term city councilor of the sixth district and chairman of the Committee on City Planning, Building and Zoning, was unavailable for an interview as of this posting.

The applicant is required to allot 5 percent of the project's total parking area for the exclusive use of visitors, clients or customers, as mandated by Ordinance 2582-2017.

Based on the notice/advice of action issued by the City Planning and Development Office, the developer's original proposal did not conform to the city's existing zoning ordinance, hence, the need for a certificate of exception.

Paragraph 2, Section 55, Article VIII of Ordinance 2502-2016, or the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance of 2016, states that an exception is required for the aforesaid project only upon authorization by the City Council.

The proposed project must not adversely affect public health, safety, and welfare and is in keeping with the general pattern of development in the community, the city ordinance said.

The applicant has complied with other necessary requirements prescribed by law, ordinance or administrative issuances, the city resolution said. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency