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About 100 UADY staff this week began packing for new quarters, making way for the Autonomous University of Yucatan's Centro Cultural Universitario.
More space for walking, less for driving. That summarizes the philosophy of a retired UNAM professor in yet another seminar on how to sustain the Centro Histórico.
The Historic Center is Mérida's most polluted area, up to five times worse than other neighborhoods, said UNAM researcher María del Carmen Delgado Carranza.
Ideas abound to make the Centro safe and more livable.
Solving the noise problem in the Centro is not so easy, an acoustics expert says.
An authority should be formed that's dedicated specifically to challenges in the Centro Histórico, said the Patronato para la Preservación del Centro Histórico.
More than 70 owners of historic buildings are still in the midst of the current phase of the city's façade rescue project, as others have refused or can not be included due to legal issues.
Restored homes in the historic district would be exempt from property taxes under a proposed stimulus plan. Yes, there's a catch.
Although municipal officials demolished several dilapidated mansions in the Centro last year, it is unclear how the Sidra Pino plant has escaped the wrecking ball.
Noise regulations in Mérida aren't as imminent as earlier indicated and are still going through various channels before reaching a vote.
The City Council announced Thursday an imminent ban on live music after 11:30 p.m. The measure is expected to be law within days.
City Hall is finalizing details of its new noise regulations, which could be approved sometime this week, said a local councilman.
Personnel from the Municipal Directorate of Urban Development, with support from municipal police, halted demolition work at a house on Calle 51.
A press conference on Wednesday brought out reporters from most major local media, bringing awareness to a growing campaign against illegal and excessive after-hours nightclub noise in the Centro.
Fifteen bars and restaurants in the Centro Histórico are on notice for noise offenses, members of the Urban Development Commission told Milenio Novedades.
Another nightclub was shut down after city authorities said it was in violation of Municipal Civil Protection regulations.
The city's director of tourism and economic promotion has joined the chorus of those demanding that restaurants and bar turn down their music.