Businesses sprouting like mushrooms, convenient and transparent places for government transactions, widened roads to easily transfer the goods and to have convenient travel moments for the people around. Who will imagine that in a short span of time, the Lucena Diversion Road will be developed as the “Business District of Lucena”
A 12-kilometer road from Brgy. Isabang in Tayabas City going to Brgy. Talipan in Pagbilao, Quezon serves its purpose to divert vehicles going in and out of Manila and Bicolandia and to further decongest the city proper caused by heavy vehicles yielding to traffic gridlock.
It is somehow a useless road—not until the Lucena Grand Central Terminal (LGCT) was built in preparation for the future. It is a common terminal for buses and other public transport vehicles traversing the city without merely entering the city proper.
LGCT also serves as “one stop shop” as the regional government offices and other public and private establishments merged into one specific area, making government transactions more convenient to the people.
Another one is the Lucena City Government Complex, a ‘new home’ of the city that houses various government offices with its spacious facilities making every transaction to the people a more convenient and transparent one. Also in the vicinity of the Government Complex is the on-going construction of City Health Office and Lucena City Convention Center.
Rather than government offices, the Lucena diversion road also has hotels that are readily accessible for travelers and who has a personal transaction in the city that cannot find shelter immediately.
Queen Margarete Hotel and Quezon Premiere Hotel are to name some and another one — a 200-rooms hotel being established by Navilom Construction from Camarines Sur is being constructed within the vicinity of Lucena City Government Complex.
Restaurants and local food hubs are such as Shakeys, Cafe Jungle, DomoEat, and Ellizer’s Food Park, fill the silences of Diversion road. As they did not only provide food and enjoyment, they also provide local jobs which are income generating in the city of Lucena a part of ‘Billionaire’s Club’.
And the latest – as they wait on the formal opening of the 230-million peso Lucena underpass Project, the establishment of S&R and CitiMall are now in blueprints and they are only waiting on the approval of the city government to construct and operate once the underpass becomes operational to the motorists.
Booming establishments of commerce and governance cannot stop the continuous growth of Lucena towards prosperity and progress.