New shopping mall planned for Las Americas area in north Merida
Another shopping mall will be built soon in Las Americas neighborhood, on one side of 74th Street, adjacent to the Aurrera store, as indicated by billboards placed on the site.
“Coming Akrópolis, Commercial area, premises available,” says the tarps placed on the fence that delimits an already razed and graded surface that starts at the end of the Aurrera store, at the intersection of 74th street with 65, and ends two blocks after.
On-site construction work has not yet been seen, but it apparently is a project developed by architect Fernando Ancona Teigell, who appears as a director, and with collaborators architects Javier Marin and Fernando Gutierres Ancona. On the website Ancona + Anconca Architects it’s indicated that the “Boulevard Americas” emerged with the “firm intention of providing the neighbourhood Las Americas, located north the city of Merida, a recreational area for entertainment to the community, leaving behind the traditional scheme that favors the vehicle rather than the pedestrian.”
To do this, says the information, “large pedestrian streets were created in a urban boulevard way, where locals converge, different activities for kids and adults are happening, accompanied by areas of coffee and food.”
The internet presentation is accompanied by seven images in which a cinema complex and outdoor area are seen. It indicates that the selected theme was Mexican popular culture, taking the variety of characters from the lottery and game cards as semiotic icons, since it’s “a very Mexican game”.
The total area of the mall will be 22,513 m2, with a 8,713 m2 building. And although the place to be built on is not indicated yet, it seems that it will be on the site that was leveled some weeks ago,
For now, the billboard located on the site gives phone numbers and emails to request information. Although we tried contact, all attempts were sent to a mailbox.