Limassol Architects' conference: 'Yes, but...', for the high rise developments in the city (photos)

At a seminar organized by the Limassol Architects on June 2nd, at the Panos Solomonides Municipal Cultural Center, the advantages and disadvantages of the forthcoming development of Limassol were the subject of discussion.

The development policy of the city is necessary so its full potential can be used in the best possible way. By capitalizing on major development projects, both the business activity of the city and the quality of life of the residents, will be strengthened.

Declaring his satisfaction about the outcome of the conference and the participation of all stakeholders, Stelios Lakkotropis, a member of the Board of the Architects, pointed out that there is a need to create centers of high-rise buildings connected with the city and not isolated from it. The aim is to implement the necessary master plan and keep a contact with all the necessary stakeholders.

For his part, the Mayor of Limassol, Nikos Nikolaidis, pointed out that at this stage the main objective is to improve the quality of life for the citizens and to capitalize on investments so they can create more jobs. In conclusion, the Mayor said: "Limassol Municipality has a key role to play in coordinating and facilitating the necessary partnerships and joint actions among all actors in achieving this goal." Mr Lakkotripis stressed that, in a different case, Limassol will have to burned with the consequences of a "wall" on the seaside, shadowing the historical city center.

The meeting was addressed by the President of ETEK, Stelios Akiniotis, the Rector of the CUT, Andreas Anagiotos, and the Head of the Information Office of the European Parliament in Cyprus, Andreas Kettis, while other representatives participated such as the LCCI representative, Periklis Markaris and the director of Imperio Properties, Yiannis Misirlis.