The large Repsol wasteland in Malaga city will finally be cleared and turned into an urban forest, with plans set to be approved in January 2020. The New Year will finally decide the future of the Repsol plot, which has slowly turned into a wasteland of 177,548 square metres since the old oil deposits were dismantled in 2001.
Initially, the recession threw off a private initiative to build four skyscrapers, a hotel and a park. Later, the plot suffered an institutional blockade due to discrepancies between the buildable square metres and areas reserved for green spaces. After this political debate has finally been cleared, ecological parties have demanded that estate be destined to create an urban forest.
In January, the planning department will approve the construction of four skyscrapers and a commercial area, as well as a green space of around 100,000 square metres. The plot will house 932 new apartments, but building work is not expected to start till 2021 in the best of cases.