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30% of La Plancha to be sold to the private sector

La Plancha is the largest undeveloped plot of land in the Centro. Although it will not be part of the Tren Maya, 30% is intended to be sold to the private sector.

Mayan Train track change: New hope for La Plancha park

Residents of neighborhoods surrounding La Plancha have been advocating for years that the area should be converted into a Park. Photo:...

Residents take action to clear La Plancha of garbage

Volunteers say that they are beautifying the area in hopes that the government will stick to its promise and expand the park into some have dubbed “Meridá’s Central Park.”

La Plancha park alive again, but design is up for grabs

The La Plancha parcel represent's Mérida's last chance to build a green space in the center of the city. Photo: Sipse

Mexico puts La Plancha park back on the table

The train shed between Parque La Plancha and the old train station, before renovations began. Photo: Courtesy The...

Train project threatens to destroy neighborhood at La Plancha

Homes and businesses in La Plancha face an uncertain future. Photo: File Residents living across from Artículo 123...

United Nations objects to Mayan Train station at La Plancha

A Mayan Train station at La Plancha would contaminate underground water systems with oils, fuels, sanitary wastewater...

Mexico scraps plans for Mayan Train tunnel at La Plancha

The historic train station at La Plancha. Photo: Courtesy The National Fund for Tourism Promotion (Fonatur) has withdrawn...

City joins fight against Mayan Train tunnel, backs park at La...

Merida Mayor Renán Barrera inaugurates a newly paved Calle 47 to the Leandro Valle neighborhood. Photo: Facebook

Mayan Train will travel underground in Merida en route to La...

Merida, Yucatan — The Mayan Train will travel through 4 kilometers / 2.5 miles of tunnel before...

With uncertainly at La Plancha, supporters have a Plan B

Despite promises of a central park at La Plancha, no progress can be found at the barren land behind the old train station.

Conservation group makes case for green space at La Plancha

Activist promotes a Gran Parque at La Plancha, saying it would serve more people than the Mayan Train.

Mayan Train official appears to step back from La Plancha takeover

Merida, Yucatan — The Mayan Train coordinator who announced a proposal to roll its rail cars through...

Plan to place Mayan Train station at La Plancha called dangerous

The historic train station at La Plancha. Photo: Courtesy Merida, Yucatan — The Mayan Train will enter the Centro...

Ball players locked out as Museum of Light construction begins

100-million-peso attraction will rise at northern tip of La Plancha.

Volunteers roll up sleeves, keep dream of a park alive at...

Groups of neighbors and members of several civil groups with picks, shovels, rakes, hoes and machetes on Saturday attacked the weeds and garbage at La Plancha.

Why Build a ‘Museum of Light’ in La Plancha?

Three proponents of a park at La Plancha are walking away. Here's why.

With new museum, Merida will be the City of Light

The Museo de la Luz will celebrate the scientific phenomena at La Plancha.

Steady progress on one end of La Plancha land as arts...

While the land set aside for a park remains barren, the old train station is expanding space for the arts school that it houses.

La Plancha leader fears 14 million pesos in funding will vanish

Federal money earmarked for trees, irrigation, lighting and sidewalks is in danger of being withdrawn, said the president of the Gran Parque La Plancha civic association.

Lack of progress at La Plancha concerns civic group

Thousands of steel and wooden railway ties are still buried where trees should be planted, neighbors complain.

More rain must fall before La Plancha planting begins

562 trees and 1,500 shrubs are waiting in the wings to reforest the old railroad yard destined to be the city's next large-scale park.

La Plancha artists look at the ‘Aesthetics of Tourism’

A look at tourism from the standpoint of culture, art and aesthetics will guide a colloquium organized by the Higher School of Arts of Yucatán at La Plancha.

Old trains finally cleared, making way for park at La Plancha

Several years after being ditched behind the historic railroad station, it took about a month to finally haul away 52 boxcars and 15 locomotives.