The new regulation of the historic center of Oaxaca comes into force

After its publication in the municipal gazette of Oaxaca de Juárez on December 26, the new regulation of Application of the Partial Conservation Plan of the Historic Center of the city came into force on December 27.

In the document, which repeals the regulation of June 2021, the specifications for the regulation of the terraces, mainly the commercial ones, that have proliferated in this part of the capital and that until now had not attended to the provisions of the previous regulation, in which it was already sought to address the problem.

It was on December 7 when the new regulation was approved in a council session, in whose transitory ones it is specified that its entry into force is one day after the publication in the respective gazette.

At the time, the councilor of Public Works and Urban Development, Pavel López Gómez, explained that now the provisions and sanctions will be applied in this regard. In addition to others contemplated by the new regulations, the same that was prepared between the city council and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

The new regulation covers 15 titles, 17 chapters, 51 sections and 227 articles, among them those relating to the terraces, a type of space or construction in which various owners or businesses take advantage of to expand, although with modifications that have altered the colonial architecture of the city.

Together with the archaeological site of Monte Albán, the historic center of Oaxaca de Juárez shares the declaration of World Heritage since 1987 and one of the main elements that this recognition considers is the maintenance of the colonial architecture, as well as the historical monuments that are located in it.

On the use of roofs as terraces, the regulation refers that, for example, these should not affect the urban architectural complex and that for such uses a procedure must be carried out before the city council and comply with various provisions in the matter of civil protection, that their architectural and structural interventions must have the endorsement of the INAH and the city council and even the advisory council of the Historic Center.

It also explains that no type of roof, awning or fixed or reversible structure is authorized and that the furniture must be authorized by the Directorate of Center and Historical Heritage. In addition to prohibiting the placement of kitchens, toilets, service areas or other elements on the roofs that are enabled as commercial or private terraces.

Source: El Imparcial