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New Polanco
Zones of Mexico City

 

From industrial neighborhood, where factories and workhouses made their way along the surrounding area of the railway, Nuevo (New) Polanco has today become one of the areas with most Real Estate development in Mexico City. 

The area that comprises the north limits of Polanco is also called New Polanco, its an area made up of the Colonia Irrigación and the Colonia Granada, the latter being, up until some decades ago, an important industrial zone that housed car, glass and drink factories that, with time, have changed their location to other parts of the metropolitan area and the centre of Mexico. These abandoned factories with their large plots of land and their excellent location a few steps away from some of the most exclusive areas of the city, have motivated in recent years a profound urban transformation with important housing and mixed complexes; a lot of them with large green areas, as well as the instalment of diverse shops and malls.

One of the new urban landmarks of the area is the Antara Polanco Mall which has become a point of reference in the citys west end as a shopping and leisure site for the population of the neighbouring areas.

It is predicted that in the next few years, this area will significantly change its appearance with several projects like the extension of the bicycle track that runs along the old railway, transforming the old circuit into a great linear park, as well as the incorporation of two new Real Estate mega developments: Polarea and Carso Plaza, the latter being one of the most ambitious projects in Mexico Citys history and which will house residences, offices and commercial areas, as well as the new Museo Soumaya, designed by the architect Fernando Romero, and which promises to become an architectonic reference at a world-wide level. 

 

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