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Revised QC Comprehensive Land Use Plan and New QC Zoning Ordinance

New Zoning OrdinanceOrdinance No. SP 2200, S-2013 - THE REVISED QUEZON CITY COMPREHENSIVE ZONING ORDINANCE (SERIES OF 2013) the principal instrument or tool that shall implement the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP).

The Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) is the long term framework plan that defines the desired physical pattern of growth of a locality. A revised CLUP for the city was recently adopted thru Ordinance No. SP 2069 s-2011 (enacted June 13, 2011) in view of various significant transformation that have taken place in terms of the pattern, direction and intensity in its physical environment. The features of this revised CLUP (2010 Edition) is briefly described as follows:

→ It adheres to applicable national & regional policies as embodied in the:

› National Framework for Physical Planning (NFPP)

› National Urban Development & Housing Framework (NUDHF)

› Metro Manila Physical & Development Framework (MMPDF)

› Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Plan (DDRHP)

› Republic Act No. 9729 (An Act Mainstreaming Climate Change into government policy formulations)

 

→ It adapts the spatial strategy in the current CLUP, viz, Multiple Growth Strategy. Unlike the existing CLUP, this 2010 Edition puts more details, as follows:

› More than identifying the growth centers, it delineated boundaries of each center. This distinction further allows focused and targeted policy interventions.

› The 2010 edition delineates five (5) growth centers:

1. CBD - Knowledge Community District
2. Cubao Growth Center
3. NGC - Batasan Growth Center
4. Novaliches - Lagro Growth Area
5. Balintawak - Munoz Growth Center

 › The interstitial or non - growth areas are further classified into 3 types

1. Mature Areas (Mature, stable residential areas)
2. Blighted Areas (Blighted residential / industrial districts)
3. Transitional Areas (Hard-to-access, inadequately served & underdeveloped areas

→ It operationalizes the vision for the City as contained in the Comprehensive Development Plan

THE CITY'S VISION:
QC is set to assume a major role as

  • The Green Lung of Metro Manila;
  • The Knowledge Inudstry Capital of the Philippines; &
  • The Health & Wellness Center in Asia


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NEW TAX NOTICES

New City Ordinances Bring
Diamond Jubilee Tax Relief

MORE THAN LAST YEAR’S ARE EXEMPT FROM AUDIT (Ordinance No. SP-2362, s. 2014)

in 2015, Quezon City businesses  are exempt from inspection and examination of books of accounts by the Quezon City Government, upon presentation of proof of duly certified 30% increase in their 2015 business  tax payments, over that of their payment in 2014.

TAX RELIEF FOR REAL PROPERTY TAXPAYERS (Ordinance No. SP-2363, s. 2014)

Taxpayers who have more than 5 years of real property tax delinquencies can now fully settle these delinquencies by paying their total past due RPTs for the past 5 years (2010-2014), including all penalties, surcharges and interest.  They no longer need to pay their delinquency real property taxes prior to year 2010.  

This tax privilege will be offered only for a 6-month period, from January 5 to June 30, 2015.  This offer does not cover properties already auctioned under Section 260 of Republic Act 7160.

OBLIGATION OF PROPERTY OWNERS TO DECLARE PROPERTY ACQUISITIONS (Ordinance No. SP-2361, s. 2014)

All those who acquire properties in QC  have a duty to file with the City Assessor’s Office, a sworn statement declaring the true value of the property and submit the documents necessary to effect the transfer of property records in the tax declaration, within 60 days after acquisition of the property.

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