As part of the preparation of the partial urban development plan for the Destiladeras – Punta de Mita corridor, the Bahía de Banderas Instituto Municipal de Planeación (IMPLAN) (Municipal Institute of Planning) presented the updated land use map to the members of the Colegio de Arquitectos e Ingenieros Riviera – Bahía (Association of Architects and Engineers Riviera – Bahía), the Colegio de Ingenieros Civiles y Arquitectos de Bahía de Banderas (CICAB) (Bahía de Banderas Association of Civil Engineers and Architects) and other environmental organizations.
This project was authorized at the beginning of the year, during the town hall session, benefits to include the improvement of energy resources, conservation of the environment, increase in land value and territorial delimitation. The Consejo Consultivo de Desarrollo Urbano (Consultative Council for Urban Development) and the Dirección de Ordenamiento Territorial de Bahía de Banderas (Bahía de Banderas Territorial Planning Directorate) are working together with IMPLAN to realize this project.
Additionally, the meeting allowed members of each organization to offer feedback and give a general understanding of aspects such as low impact criteria, urban reserve areas, protected natural areas, species in the area and viability of public services.
“Bahía de Banderas will have the country’s first sustainable tourism destination through agreements between sectors of society. The idea is that there is information exchange between investors, developers and environmental organizations, so that we can promote balanced development.” —Diana Guzmán Jiménez, IMPLAN coordinator of urban development.