Hagåtña, Guam - On Friday, several senators voted against Bill 246-36, which would have approved the Hagåtña Restoration and Redevelopment Plan. If passed, the Plan would have set the course forward for $550 million in redevelopment projects aimed at promoting the history, heritage, and ultimately, the economic vitality of Guam’s capital city.
“This is a time when leaders should be investing in our community and our progress. I am pleased that HRRA will incorporate senators’ amendments into the Plan and resubmit it for approval because it provides visionary guidance for significant projects in Hagåtña,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero.
Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio added, “The Hagåtña Master Plan represents the desires of the residents of our capital city and will be a huge benefit for the people of Guam, especially on our road to economic recovery and revitalization.”
Hagåtña Restoration and Redevelopment Authority (HRRA) Executive Director Lasia Casil stated, “Through town halls, open houses, market studies, surveys, and planning charrettes, the community of Hagåtña was brought together to put forth a vision for their village. Republicans invested almost a million dollars into developing this Plan in the last administration, and we look forward to their commitment in bringing that investment to fruition by approving the Plan. HRRA delivered a fully fleshed-out vision, and we hope that lawmakers will be moved by the opportunity delivered to them.”