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 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.
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.
#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.