Amy R. Remo
Oct 17, 2019
It was one pioneering vision that came to life.
As the 74-hectare integrated mixed-use development known as Arca South rises and takes shape, property giant Ayala Land Inc. clearly unveiled its prowess anew—successfully breathing new life into this sprawling land and creating in this space a premier business and lifestyle district that is now redefining the way people view the urban metro landscape.
Today, this part of the Food Terminal Inc. (FTI) is starting to become a picture of vibrant growth, rife with imminent opportunities for investors, locators, companies and even future residents wanting to be part of what aims to be a dynamic community.
Indeed, this newest southern gateway to the country’s capital is poised to become a city in sync with the needs of modern urban dwellers, and more notably, a center for sustained economic growth and employment opportunities in the coming years.
When Ayala Land won the bidding for this state-owned parcel in 2012, it already had a clear vision of what it wanted to achieve: to transform one of the few remaining—and available for redevelopment —large tracts of land in Metro Manila into a mixed-use development that brings together several brands from its residential, office and commercial portfolio.
Anchored on sustainable best estate practices and innovation for which the company has long been known for, Ayala Land designed Arca South to become a highly networked, integrated mixed-use development, combining efficient and innovative urban planning, green spaces, a multi-linked transportation system, refreshing streetscapes and, pedestrian-friendly streets for better connectivity and mobility. The estate developments are built around open spaces, providing a much-needed breathing space for future residents, office workers and locators.
Today, one can readily see how Ayala Land is building a future business and lifestyle district on this side of the metro.
Here, you have world-class corporate towers (offering premium office spaces) starting to rise and an Ayala Mall (that will present a well-curated selection of dining and retail options) being completed; and three of Ayala Land’s residential brands creating sustainable, future-proof homes for today’s most discerning modern urban dwellers.
Accessibility should not be a concern as the estate is currently accessible via public transport to and from key areas across the metro including Makati, Bonifacio Global City, Alabang, Pasig, North Edsa, Bicutan and Pasay. Soon, Arca South will truly become the main gateway to the metro via the Taguig Integrated Terminal Exchange (Taguig ITX), a government project that will serve as the end-point for about 4,000 provincial buses coming from Laguna, Batangas and other provinces in Southern Luzon.
Through Arca South, Ayala Land can aptly lay claim of creating a sustainable community where its residents and workers are able to grow and achieve their aspirations by providing an efficient, well-integrated and organized community.
Several companies have started to lay their roots in Arca South. One is Ayala Land’s construction company, Makati Development Corp., which recently moved in to their headquarters, occupying a 10,000-sqm space here.
Offices set to rise within Arca South include Tryne Enterprise Plaza, a LEED-certified three-tower office development being developed by Alveo Land; Arca South Corporate Center, which offers 96,000 sqm of premium spaces designed to offer a prestigious and convenient working environment.
Other developments include AVA Consultancy’s Z2 Tower; Daiichi’s Fifty Six Central, a 44,000-sqm office tower which espouses active and working space concepts. Also LEED-certified, ArthaLand’s Savya Financial Center which launched its North and South towers in January.
Much anticipated is the opening of the Ayala Malls Arca South, which will offer a curated selection of dining, retail and entertainment outlets within a 72,000-sqm expanse that will be seamlessly integrated with the workspaces in the upper floors.
As with the other Ayala Land estates, Arca South will also be home to three residential brands namely Ayala Land Premier, Alveo Land and Avida Land, which are putting up low density, mid-rise condominiums that will be well connected to the retail areas and open spaces of Arca South. These residential brands have started to turn over units that were completed under the first phase of development, to their pioneering residents.
Ayala Land Premier’s Arbor Lanes, located at the eastern portion of Arca South, is a residential condominium that harmonizes nature with aesthetic architecture.
Alveo Land’s The Veranda is also a mid-rise condominium offering intimately scaled amenities and lush greens for relaxation and recreation, while its Park Cascades offers a refreshing parkside environment within the urban city.
Meanwhile, Avida Towers Vireo provides residents direct access to Arca South’s main street, as there will be walkable spaces that will connect them to a myriad of shopping and dining options and workspaces, whereas Avida Towers One Union Place is a contemporary three-tower residential condominium development in the southeast residential enclave of Arca South.
Without a doubt, Arca South serves as your gateway to a holistic lifestyle well suited to the evolving needs and demands of modern urbanites, who would surely be spoiled for choice—whether they’re looking for exceptional residences, premium-grade offices or select dining and leisure offerings.