According to Premier Marbella news sources, the mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, has announced the start of the remodelling of the boulevard park above the San Pedro Alcántara A-7 tunnel (Marbella), a project funded by the Town Hall scheduled for completion in the year 2014. Muñoz explained that these works “marked a before and after aspect of San Pedro”, connecting the north with the south of the town. A total investment of 6 million euros that the Marbella City Council has received in funds from Fomit, the Financial Fund for the Modernization of the State.
Leading Marbella property specialist Romano Keogh is confident that when the San Pedro Boulevard is completed, it will further enhance the appeal of the town and will stimulate new interest in the property sector.
The City Council has awarded the contract to a group of local companies. Land above the San Pedro Alcántara tunnel will cease to be a wasteland within a few months. The City Council has awarded the contract for the works that will transform this space into a large park of 54,000 square meters. The deadlines are set for completion to be in the summer of 2014 and the works will start next June.
The companies involved in the venture are Bonifacio Solís and Comonsa. This is destined to be one of the flagship projects for the municipality because it will transform the image of the area and the lives of the residents, as highlighted by the Mayor Angeles Muñoz. The architect Juan Antonio Fernandez a local of San Pedro has baptized the project as ‘A sea of feelings’, because the land will provide ample green space, two playgrounds, three terraces, bar, and an auditorium. In addition, the park will be connected to a bicycle path.
The 2013 municipal budgets collected 2 million euros to begin the work. The rest, up to 6 million of the total cost, will be provided in 2014. “It will come this year when most bills initialed” Munoz stated. The City Council has also announced that it will resume negotiating with the former landowners of Calpe College, where the government wants locate a ‘gourmet’ market to complete the urban park project above the San Pedro tunnel.
Eleven different proposed projects for the new 55,000 m2 Boulevard in San Pedro de Alcántara were exhibited at the Centro Cultural. The €6.1 million Boulevard will be built above the new traffic tunnel. Works are due to start in the first three months of 2013 and the Boulevard should be ready for mid-2014, according to Marbella Town Hall. The winning project will feature green areas, bicycle lanes, playgrounds for children and sport areas.