A master-planned city around an intermodal mass transport hub is poised to become a model central business district south of Metro Manila
Mixed-use developments became popular because they bring people within walking distance of places of work and recreation. They lessen the need to travel by car and ease congestion in the capital region's main thoroughfares. When these growth centers are connected by mass transportation, they help spread opportunities in underserved areas and achieve inclusive progress. Public sector leaders turn to their private sector partners to pour investments along the corridors of public infrastructure.
When Ayala Land acquired the industrial site of the old Food Terminal Inc. in Taguig City, the property developer worked with the government to determine the highest and best use of the property. The result is Arca South, a 74-hectare transit-oriented mixed-use development, that will connect to the Taguig Integrated Terminal Exchange (ITX), formerly called South Integrated Transport Terminal, a priority project of the Department of Transportation (DOTR).
The connection to the intermodal mass transport hub will make Arca South accessible from three major toll roads--C5, SLEX, and the Skyway. With an estate roughly the size of BGC and Makati CBD, the developer hopes to attract business locators and provide jobs for people living in the south.
Among the priority components of the project are clusters of residential condominiums with ground floor retail, premium office buildings, retail centers, a shopping mall, and a business hotel. Arca South will be a city unto itself with a network of green open spaces. Like One Ayala in Makati City, Arca South serves as a model of a private sector-led development aligned with the national government's agenda.