Ayala Land sets platform for advancing sustainable living

SOURCE: http://newsbits.mb.com.ph/2016/11/18/ayala-land-sets-platform-for-advancing-sustainable-living/

Arca South Estate / Manila Bulletin

Pedestrian-friendly developments encourage people to walk more.

Walkable residences, offices and shopping centers, as well as hotels, schools, healthcare facilities, alongside ample open spaces, transport terminals, and navigable road networks make city living a more pleasant experience.

These complete the image of an Ayala Land community, as the country’s leading developer of sustainable estates. Over many years, the company has been dedicated to building not only classic and purposeful structures, but well-rounded communities that become economic centers, and provide employment opportunities and other social benefits to people. Two of these sustainable estates are flourishing at both ends of EDSA, north and south of the Metro’s major thoroughfare.

Vertis North and Arca South

“The name Vertis North comes from the words ‘Veritas’ and ’Vertex’, which mean’True Peak’,” said Jay Teodoro, Senior Division Manager and Estate Head of Vertis North. True to its name, Vertis North is set to become the pinnacle of economic activity at the heart of Quezon City’s central business district (CBD).

Similarly, Arca South’s etymology gives insight on the masterplanned estate that is being constructed at an area that used to be a part of the Food Terminal Inc. or FTI complex. “The 74-hectare estate is a complete and transit-oriented development catering to the southern market and people traveling from the provinces to Metro Manila. The name comes from ‘Arch’ which refers to a gateway or an entrance,” Comia said. To be built adjacent to Arca South is the country’s South Integrated Transport System (South ITS), which will take off from the Metro Manila traffic equation an estimated 4,000 provincial buses that pass through the city’s major roads every day.

The combination of residential and commercial establishments within the two estates will be modern and similar to that of Makati Central Business District and Bonifacio Global City, thus creating alternative centers of activity for people living in the metropolis.

Influencing lifestyles

These groundbreaking estates reflect Ayala Land’s zeal for creating sustainable and eco-friendly developments.

“Sustainability will always be a part of how we develop our projects,” Comia emphasized. “Our vision is to build a community where one is encouraged to live and work in the same area. This means less commuting, more walking, and having a generally healthier life. In Arca South, we made sure our residential offerings address the needs of the distinct office market we expect to cater to in our commercial developments.”

Ayala Land always keeps in mind how developments and innovations can impact communities and influence lifestyles.

One of the benefits of having new CBDs is decentralization.

“Having two other business districts is an essential step in decongesting other areas in the capital. Vertis North will become a central destination for people living in Quezon City and other northern municipalities and towns who no longer have to traverse EDSA to access major business centers, helping ease traffic conditions along main thoroughfares,” Teodoro said.

Vertis North and Arca South, apart from becoming new economic growth centers, are communities that seamlessly integrate sustainable features into its developments.

Pedestrian-friendly features

Both Arca South and Vertis North will have a balanced mix of property components, adequate pedestrian-transit networks, and ample open green spaces. To be built within are  integrated basement parking areas, which will function as a navigable, underground highway, connecting the estates’ various property components  These should lessen vehicle and pedestrian traffic at the ground level, making it more convenient to customers and the public.

Vertis North and Arca South are gleaming models of Ayala Land’s roster of sustainable estates. Future-ready, these communities are meant to thrive for many generations and are ideal for nurturing a life well-lived.

Vertis North / Manila Bulletin

SOURCE: http://newsbits.mb.com.ph/2016/11/18/ayala-land-sets-platform-for-advancing-sustainable-living/
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