Mayor’s Column

Blueprint of Development

In the earlier days, Yilan City grew along the Provincial Highway No. 9 and formed the historical area as the core. As the National Ilan University was formed and the Cultural Center built, the city grew toward south. In recent, along the Chiang Wei-shui Memorial Freeway came the fast development of eastern area. Thus, the City Government plans to develop the city along the area division of East, West, North, South and Midtown, which are formed naturally due to river and hills and transportation. The unique features of each area as follows:

East: east of the Railroad, north of Meifou Canal, and Yilan River as south border

Enhancing the gateway imagery to Yilan City, we expedite the renovation of old street blocks and the formation of health and medical industry cluster; we string together the Yilan Agricultural Products Wholesale Market and the recreational and quality agriculture business at neighboring Jhuangwei township, so as to establish an agriculture production and marketing zone

West: south of Mingchuan Rd., west of the Railroad, and Langfong Rd. as north border

The core of City’s administration and education, we extend the School Commute Corridor and expedite the renovation of city administration area; before the Sanitary Landfill Site is relocated, we transform the waste-disposal rubbish hill into an artistic park; as military dependents' villages relocates, we combine the public land with deserted army sites and connect to Yuanshan Township’s Children's Folklore & Folkgame Park, so as to form a sightseeing corridor

South: south of Meifou Canal and Langfong Rd., and north of Langyang River

Hosting the Yilan County Adminstration, the Yilan Science and Industrial Park, the University Town, and the Civil Sports Center, we improves the living environment with people-centric commute networks and ”green tunnel” roads, so as to build a quality low-carbon community

North: north of Yilan River

Historic entrance to the City and residing the foothills tourism corridor, we enhance public infrastructure of this industrial area, and advance the development of tourism factories; we revitalize the Yilan Brick Kiln Museum, and connect it with Jiaoxi Township’s Long-Tang Lake Scenic Park and numerous exquisite hotels, so as to create a recreational riverbank belt

Midtown: south of Yilan River, west of the Railroad, and north of Mingchuan Rd.

Taiwan’s best-preserved riverbank historic area, we design the round area of modest scale to be a habitable, “slowing living” urban space where people stroll along lanes and alleys; we conserve and maintain a craftsman workshops cluster as museum, pave the roads and square the arcades, and build a city most admired for its humanistic character, where people walk leisurely; we plan to conserve the Bei-Guan Food Market and renovate the Nan-Guan Food Market