Plans for the new Makati

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Ayala Land Inc's new P60 billion plan to revitalize Makati includes more walkways, more transportation options and more community events

NEW MAKATI. Ayala Land's P60 billion revitalization will create 6 different districts in Makati.

MANILA, Philippines – In a few years, Makati City will look and feel different, and will be at par with modern cities that are walkable and liveable.

This is the promise of Ayala Land, which manages and owns a vast track of land in central and the outlying parts of the country’s main business and financial district.

The country’s biggest real estate group has announced a plan that would involve investing a hefty P60 billion to transform and revitalize Makati City. 

While Makati City still reigns as host to the most number of corporate headquarters and workplace of choice among office-bound workers, it has to stay relevant amid the sprouting new business and commercial districts in the metro.

Ayala Land will reshape their Makati properties into 6 districts that better serve the people living and using them.
 
Among others, the new Makati will feature more walkways, more transportation options and more community events. 
 
Specifically, These are the developer’s plans:
 
#1 Elevated walkways and pedestrian underpasses will be extended and updated. 

“The city of the future is not about cars, it’s about pedestrianization,” Meann Dy, head of strategic land banking told broadsheets at a press briefing on March 22. 

WALKABLE CITY. Some walkways could even be utilized as additional retail space. Meanwhile some underpasses could showcase exhibits to give walkers by a pleasant view. 

Some walkways could even be utilized as additional retail space. Meanwhile some underpasses could showcase exhibits to give walkers by a pleasant view.

#2 Glorietta 1 and 2 — currently closed for renovation — will open 200 new stores by October. All the malls should be fully open by Christmas.

#3 A new public transport friendly district called Makati South will become a nexus for commuters. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION HUB. A transportation and retail hub will be erected at the corner of McKinley Road and EDSA, near the existing Ayala Avenue MRT station.

#4 The Ayala Triangle will host more events to foster a community feel as people gather together for public activities.

The lights show in Ayala Triangle Garden during Christmas is popular but Ayala Land wants to host activities year-round. 

 

#5 Ayala hopes to appeal to the budding creative crowd by housing a pocket art park by the rising Kroma and Solaris residential towers. 

 

The young crowd will also find retail shops near office spaces in the new mixed use Makati North district.


#6 In Sta. Ana, an abandoned racetrack will be transformed into an entertainment district with a mixed-use township. 

Ayala Land and the Makati city government are serious about the makeover campaign and later this year will join together to promote the new revitalization campaign, using the tagline, Make It Happen, Make It Makati.

MAKATI GETS ITS OWN APP. The campaign will harness new mobile apps, a website, a magazine and merchandise, like mugs. – Rappler.com