This was the vision city planners had ten years ago. I said city planners but they were speaking for the city fathers too.
The map above and below came from the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) of 2000.
How did this vision compare with reality?
Not badly it seems.
Here is how the Google map of Puerto looked like in 2003. It’s the closest one to 2000 that’s available.
Compare that to the current map–which was installed in December 2009.
There aren’t many differences and the ones that exist, are minor. Is it safe to say that Puerto hasn’t changed much? That the city is still filling in empty spaces in its body? Yes, it looks that way.
That diagram above these two Google maps that uses color to identify the potential growth areas is still far from reality.
For one of the more distant barangays, Bgy. Mangingisda (at the south or bottom of the map), I shall contribute my story in a forthcoming post.
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