CITY di Mare, Filinvest's 50-hectare coastal township -- the largest inside South Road Properties (SRP) in Cebu, is easily becoming one of the highly-coveted central business districts in the city with its prime location and masterplanned development. As opposed to overcrowded cities, owners and investors literally have room to grow and sustain their businesses in this progressive paradise.
Building with a plan
City di Mare is the product of contemplative planning by its builder, Filinvest. "When Filinvest ventured into township building, we always had in mind convenience, connectivity, efficiency and creating more space for urban essentials. But we didn't want to add another congested city in the country so together with AECOM Singapore, we made sure to follow a mindful, future proof and sustainable way of building," says Filinvest Alabang Inc. vice president for townships Don Ubaldo.
Efficient location, connected through MyBus
City di Mare is accessible via major routes and is less than an hour away from Mactan-Cebu International Airport and the recently opened Terminal 2. Further connecting it to the rest of Cebu is the start of operation of MyBus, a high quality transport company. Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) and Metro Rapid Transit Service Inc. (MRTSI) team up to bring MyBus at City di Mare -- a partnership that aims to provide convenient transportation for the public to and from SRP. Currently with 38 buses, each bus is estimated to board 40 to 80 passengers with a base fare of P25. Starting September 1, passengers can hop on MyBus at Parkmall, SM Seaside, and Talisay City to get to City di Mare and vice versa. And with a travel schedule from 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., these buses will have four designated stopovers particularly at City di Mare Visitors Center, Sanremo Oasis, Amalfi, and IL Corso Lifestyle Mall.
The Filinvest mark
City di Mare is Filinvest's pioneer township in the Visayan region. This city within a city preserves the company's signature aesthetic of green and spacious environs that is evident in the first ever Filipino township to register under the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification for Neighborhood Development, Filinvest City in Manila and the emerging leisure city Filinvest Mimosa+ Leisure City in Clark, Pampanga.
A city with everything
IL Corso by Filinvest Lifemalls -- the biggest waterfront mall in Cebu City -- takes the usual retail and dining experience a step up with its al fresco design, array of concept stores and its iconic lighthouse. In addition, invigorating the social scene is a four-hectare Events Ground that continues to attract the biggest events like Lifedance and Color Manila Run.
City di Mare currently have two mid-rise residential enclaves to cater to those looking for an investment or a permanent abode. Sanremo Oasis is a well-appointed Italian resort-town condominium offering Studio and two bedroom units complete with stylish lifestyle amenities. Not far away is Amalfi, a luxurious garden condominium for the more discriminating market that offers bigger units and resort-like features.
"We build our townships in places where growth is foreseeable and where we know our expertise can help improve businesses and lives. We are building a highly-integrated and forward thinking city that will be a great addition to the progress of Cebu. We are very optimistic to be here and we thank the government and the people for the support and warm welcome," says Ubaldo.
Even at its early stages, City di Mare is proving to be a true contender at succeeding and redefining the live, work and play formula. (PR)