Plans have been drawn up for building on one of the few pieces of land still undeveloped near to the coast within Malaga.
The 235,000-square-metre site is on the border with Torremolinos, next to the Parador de Golf hotel and close to the MA-20 /AP-7 motorway and Los Álamos beach. Two pieces of the site are being set aside for hotels and others for a shopping area, offices and public facilities.
The scheme is undergoing an environmental impact assessment with the regional government ahead of any approval for the subdivision of the land by the city's Town Planning department.
Backing the scheme is a group of Spanish and international investors who have been trying for almost ten years to comply with the restrictions for the land laid out by different coastal, highway, environmental and aviation authorities.
Noise from planes landing at the nearby airport means that houses can't be built in the area, although one part is set aside for a small area of existing residential property. The hotels will only be able to be two storeys high, while the offices and shops can be up to four storeys.
A new avenue
The master layout for the large plot, known as the La Cizaña estate, has been drawn up by HCP architects.
It includes building a new avenue from the MA-20 motorway exit by Plaza Mayor to the beaches and almost 600 new parking spaces.
There will also be six areas of green space, including a strip of land between the motorway and the Cercanías railway line, to the northwest of the main plot.
It will be several years, however, before any development starts as there are more planning hurdles to overcome ahead of detailed construction plans being prepared.