Mixed-uses booms in Wenzhou
On April 25th, the second Wanda Plaza project was started. The project is located at Aojiang Township, Pingyang. The project is planned to be completed in 20 months, and will be opened for business at the end of December next year. The local government declares that the project will propel the urbanization process. Since the news was released that Wanda Plaza would be located at Aojiang, the project has been a hot topic for the people at Aojiang and around. Can "city within city" change people's life style and change a city? Recently, the urbanization process in China is accelerated. Many cities take city mixed-use or "city within city" as an important way to propel the urbanization process. In Wenzou, from the south to the north, and from Cangnan to Leqing, in several years, about 20 city mixed-uses have been built. City mixed-uses boom everywhere in Wenzhou. Pingyang Wanda Plaza is very hot in Aoyang and Pingyang. The total size of the project is 550,000 square meters. The plaza is so famous there that Mingfa city mixed-use is almost forgotten by the local people. Longgang is three or four kilometers far away from Aojiang. Longgang Fountain Center mixed-use is to be finished soon. As the resources are concentrated highly, mixed-use has become hot. Then can they provide what everyone expects?
The first "city within city" is Longwan Wanda Plaza. The plaza has brought different experiences to the local people. The plaza was opened on November 30th, and the total building area is about 386,000 square meters. The supporting facilities of the area are comparatively insufficient. Before the plaza came there, local customers need to go to Renmin Road or Xialvpu for shopping. But after the project came, the place assembled different kinds of business. The place became prosperous. That is all due to Wanda Plaza. The Atlantic Shopping center at Ouhai new district is expected to play the same role as Longwan Wanda Plaza. They are expected to promote business facilities and improve business atmosphere. Just three or four years ago, the traditional business model in Wenzhou was criticized by many people. The business model lacks unitary plan and set-up. In several years, "city within city" booms. This phenomenon makes the city excited. However, many experts also show their worry. In fact, Wenzhou citizens are familiar with city mixed-use. The Wenzhou European City is also a "city within city". Wenzhou European City includes apartments, office buildings, department stores etc. But it has a hard development. Until the April of last year, it has a quick development. Recently, reporter interviewed several related offices on the question that if the city mixed-use were too dense. The inside-players didn't give any answer. Zhang Yili, dean of Business Collage of Wenzhou University said that those city mixed-uses need exact business position to avoid the phenomenon of empty cities.
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