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Still Trying To Build Parking Garages Under Panama City's Parks

Infrastructure UpgradesNext Tuesday the construction of more than 2,500 underground parking spaces in Panama City could be included on the agenda, confirmed the Mayor Roxana Mendez. Mendez said the Parque Francisco Arias Paredes, Parque Porras, and Parque Urracá are some of the spaces they are evaluating to build these parking spaces. "The Municipal Council authorizes the project in a public event, and it is hoped the issue could be included in the agenda on the above date," added the mayor. (TVN)

Editor's Comment: The municipal government is trying to find a way to ease a shortage of parking spaces in Panama City. One plan is to build these new underground parking garages, below existing city parks.

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Still Trying To Build Parking Garages Under Panama City\'s Parks
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, August 31 2012 @ 05:28 PM EDT

Why underground? I'm not in PC so I don't know if there isn't a place to build a parking garage above ground like they do in the USA. I would think with the seasonal rains an underground parking garage would simply be a swimming pool.

Still Trying To Build Parking Garages Under Panama City\'s Parks
Authored by: JPANAMA on Saturday, September 01 2012 @ 03:27 AM EDT

What a terrific idea. There sure as hell is no parking space above ground.

Still Trying To Build Parking Garages Under Panama City\'s Parks
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, September 01 2012 @ 11:22 AM EDT

The parks will be sacrificed for parking - there are many more parking spaces in the city than there are parks. We need to preserve what is left of the green spaces here. There are other, more suitable options, to tearing up the parks, such as the "high-rise" modules being discussed. Many empty lots where those could be put to use.
Other option: more security for the free parking along the Cinta, steps from Parque Urraca, one of the threatened areas. Those spaces are already built - people just don't use them at night because of theft. Will an underground garage that displaces a park be any safer?

Rally for the parks on Monday 3 Sept. at 6:30 in Parque Urraca. The mayor's office is holding a meeting there to discuss the "plans" that unfortunately already look like a done deal.