Yeong-do is one of representative waterfront tourism cities in our nation, accommodating scenic seashore natural resources, competitive tourism resources like Taejongdae and a geographical resource adjacent to downtown Busan. Still, however, it doesn't have any systematic development plan for the waterfront. So a comprehensive long-term development plan is needed for the waterfront, marine city of Yeong-do.
When the demand for Yeong-do seashore development is expanded, as well as constructing the second Lotte Hotel, in the future, an entire redevelopment for the old town will be required, together with the environment-friendly waterfront development model to create an appropriate seashore environment. In particular, the necessity of redevelopment for the area near Yeong-do Grand Bridge, a gateway to Yeong-do, and Busan Grand Bridge is gaining force. In conjunction with the completion of Lotte hotel, a new land use planing is needed for the neighboring Yeong-do Grand Bridge and Busan Grand Bridge, too.
At this point of time, a planing for the development of new facilities in the falling behind area near the bridges is essential, and also a desirable image of the future is required in accordance with the long-term development plan for the Yeong-do coast.
In this study, therefore, I have prepared a land use plan and facilities arrangement plan for the area near Yeong-do Grand Bridge and Busan Grand Bridge in Yeong-do District to meet the change of the surrounding coastal environment, according to the construction of the second Lotte Hotel and the modernization of Jagalchi Market, based on questionnaires, related regulations and cases for the direction of area development, and then suggested a long-term image of the future for the bridge area and its vicinities, appropriate to its reputation as a gateway to Yeong-do.
As a result of our questionnaire, a majority answered seashore resorts as the most desirable future development plan for the subject area, and preferred water-friendly facilities, historic culture facilities, harbor distribution facilities and recreation facilities in sequence as the suitable facilities for the area. Over 70 percent answered yes for the use of the area as oceanic tourism/leisure function.
The subject area has been planned to be specialized as seashore leasure tourism and culture, as well as becoming a water-friendly seashore by reinforcing the existing harbor facilities. In particular, I have implemented the planning to specialize waters by district, to utilize the existing waterfront's character, function and facilities and to endow the area with water-friendliness and environment-friendly planning to preserve the sea environment, leading to use the waters actively. It's planned to accommodate 2.4 million tourists a year, based on its 4 hour-stay, 4-season type resort.
Basically, the plan suggested by this study is a comprehensive and conceptual planning that suggest a long-term vision for improving the coastal environment of the planned area to cope with the change of the surrounding areas, rather than a limited plan to implement any specific business plan. Accordingly, the plan in this study has such flexibility as to be changed or renovated to meet the change of situation and environment. An implementation plan, reflecting the actual situation and right view of business at the point of time through specific investigation, should be required to launch any business, based on this study.