Xàbia launches public tender to buy land for future industrial estate at 67 euros psm

Some two million euros has been put aside for the purchase of the plots

Thursday 12th August 2021 – CARLOS LÓPEZ with Mike Smith

Xàbia Council has launched the public tender process to acquire land to build the proposed industrial estate of Catarroges at the entrance to the municipality next to the road to Gata de Gorgos. The process has been posted on the contracting platform and has a credit reserve of 2 million euros for the purchase of an indeterminate number of plots totalling 30,000 square metres, valued at 67 euros per square metre.

The public tender calls on landowners to offer plots in the zone of the proposed industrial estate which is more or less between the two new roundabouts on the Carretera de Gata de Gorgos, on the right side as one enters the town, the side closest to the Gorgos riverbed. The plots must be free of “obstacles and/or buildings and without conditions in the subsoil by human action (earthworks, excavation, backfilling, etc.) which may have altered the physical characteristics of the plot or the load-bearing capacity of the soil”.

In addition, the minimum size of the plots that can be offered for purchase must have an area of 2,000 square metres (which means a plot price of 134,000 euros) and, according to the terms and conditions of the tender, “it must be possible to register it as a rectangle of 40 x 50 metres in order to configure building works of at last 1,700 square metres”.

Landowners need to hurry as the deadline for submission is 2.00pm on Wednesday 25th August.

No Update on Urban Development

Whilst the council launches this tender process, the Department of Finance has continued to paralyze the tender for the execution of the urban development project. Apparently, municipal technicians still can’t agree to technically validate the alternative solution to the execution of the work, after the construction company Mediterráneo de Asfalto y Obras resigned from the project. The solution would involve opening a direct management assignment to a constructor.

The situation seems just as blocked as that of the other big municipal project, the construction of which is also paralyzed – the auditorium …

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