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Arrecife Gran Parking Declared Illegal

Wednesday November 2, 2011

Arrecife Gran Parking Declared Illegal

In a move that will do nothing to ease the pressure on parking spaces in Lanzarote's capital city the large car park beneath the Arrecife Gran Hotel has been closed, as a a result of being declared an illegal construction by the Department of Coasts.

As a result the Ayuntamiento of Arrecife may be forced to pursue the company responsible for constructing the car park for damages, but in addition, the Mayor's office is unhappy about the loss of this useful facility in the centre of the capital.

The Coastal Department has declared the car park illegal because it partially covers ground that falls under its dominion, namely public maritime space. In total, the subterranean development covers some 22,519 square metres, 3,188 of which lie under the Avenida Mancomunidad and the remaining 19,331 lying under the park to the side of the Gran Hotel.

At present, the current owners of the concession to provide private parking, Aparcamiento Parque Islas Canarias, have ten days in which to close the entity. If the construction cannot be legalised, it will mean the loss of 11 million Euros in investment in the development of the location.

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