A portion of the Paseo del Rio is now undergoing civil works as being eyed by the Cagayan de Oro City Government to be the location for the “Community Convergence Center”, the new name of the now defunct night café.

Basically, the term “Community Convergence Center” literally means “Tabo” as in most rural towns in the region where farm products are brought to a certain location, usually a trading center. As planned, the convergence center will be a day-night market that will feature cooked foods, dry goods, accessories and farm products. Accordingly, stalls be installed onsite and will be up for lease for interested sellers. Both the city and the Pelaez Group are reportedly in talks for the use of the site.

As shown below, initial earth filling had been conducted last week at the site near the golf driving range.

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Earth filling too has started on the other side – the former golf driving range as shown.

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As shown, the site is planned for Phase 3 (Tierazul) of the 12 hectare mixed use development of Paseo del Rio.

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Maybe the project could jump start the development in that area. But a lot of questions can be raised on the site selection. Although we absolutely agree on it being traffic free, is it economically feasible for the vendors? Is it convenient for buyers? Are there enough public transport in going to the site? We’ll see it soon.

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