Name: Okobaba/Agbowa Re-Dvelopment
Lagos intensifies efforts on master plans
Monday, 20 April 2009
Quote:The Lagos State Government has set in motion necessary steps aimed enhancing the preparation of master plans and development guides with a view fast-tracking the development of the state.
State Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Bolaji Abosede, who disclosed this at a recent event to commemorate the second anniversary of Fashola administration in the state, noted that preliminary survey works have commenced on both the Badagry and the Lagos Mainland Central Master Plan projects, for which contracts have already been awarded.
Abosede also said that field works on the Ikorodu Master Plan have been concluded, while the preliminary report was ready for review.
Other projects already approved, he noted, include the Ikeja Model City Plan, which was recently presented to stakeholders, with the final report expected to be ready soon; and the Alimosho Model City Plan, which is currently awaiting the consideration of the state Consultancy Board.
The Commissioner said that the planned relocation of the Oko Baba Sawmill is on course, with the Agbowa site approved for the resettlement of its operators already cleared for sand filling and redevelopment with a Memorandum of Understanding already agreed with developers under the Public-Private Partnership model.
Abosede said work was progressing on the redevelopment of Tejuosho Market, with the construction of the basement floor and DPC level, as well as the Oyingbo Market which is currently at the sub-structure level, while the development of the Oluwole Market had commenced with the resettlement of the residents, where actual construction had reached the third floor level.
He further disclosed that the site of the Ikorodu Regional Foodstuffs Market is being prepared for possession under a PPP arrangement. It will host market men and women who would be moved from the Mile 12 Market, on completion. He added that the site for the proposed Ikeja Shopping Plaza has already been cleared with actual development set to commence soon.
The commissioner noted that work is on-going on the ECOWAS Wholesale Market, Badagry; and the relocation of auto parts dealers to Mowe and the Computer Village from Ikeja to Oke Odo in Alimosho.
Abosede highlighted the successful demolition of the partially collapsed Bank of Industry building on Broad Street with the site being currently cleared, while the design of the development proposal for the area around the site was ongoing.
He noted that his ministry is also establishing the alignment of Right of Way of the10-lane Badagry Expressway to incorporate the light rail corridor; the Lekki-Epe Expressway and coastal road; Yaba-Oyingbo Way, and was taking inventory of properties within the alignments.