CEBU is a multifaceted city known for its world-class beaches, rich heritage and urban development. However, as with most flourishing cities, the urgency to battle congestion and traffic is an increasing challenge. One development that endeavors to ease this problem is City Di Mare.
City Di Mare is the biggest mixed-use development inside the special economic zone, South Road Properties (SRP). The uniquely designed township is Filinvest’s take on building a sustainable central district in the Queen City.
“City Di Mare is a new niche for business and leisure that ultimately focuses on improving the quality of life. Here, we are presenting a new way of building a community wherein the overall experience and well being of its end users are at the heart of the master plan and where city congestion will not be the end result.” says Filinvest Alabang Inc. vice president for township, Don Ubaldo.
City di Mare has highly benefited being a joint venture project with the government. With SRP’s well-planned transportation system and road networks, City Di Mare’s refreshing locality is easily accessible. Its seaside site has also allowed it to have a 24/7 resort-feel that easily emanates in the whole development.
City Di Mare’s core principle, “More Space, More Choices, More Life,” stems from Filinvest’s building ethos of generating more long-term value through intentional open spaces. Thus far, City Di Mare has stayed true to this as 60 percent of its development still remains dedicated to infrastructures that enhance the outdoors and human scale experience. Every place inside the development is easy to get to and in most circumstances, a pleasurable walking distance. For years, the development has deliberately maintained its lush and breathing surrounding with multiple spaces still left for future innovations and changes.
City Di Mare also began as a blank canvas wherein anything was possible but Filinvest had a clear live, work and play concept. To execute this, key landmarks were strategically placed to help shape the township’s inspirational lifestyle. For example, representing the residential phase are two palatial condominium offerings: Sanremo Oasis and Amalfi. Both Italian-inspired mid rise buildings offer spacious living spaces with unobstructed views of the Cebu Straight and the mountain ranges. Much like vacation places, both also house rest and relaxation amenities like a swimming pool and fitness center. A more iconic landmark is the lighthouse at Il Corso lifestyle mall which represents the vibrant commercial area of City di Mare.
Il Corso’s patrons will be happy to know that more shops will open in 2019, including a state-of-the-art cinema.
While these so-called landmarks cater to the live and play concept, a dedicated area is still available for businesses to branch out in the coastal region. Here, owners and employees will have the advantage of working in a low density area replete with nature and breathing spaces.
May it be for business or leisure, Citi Di Mare is ever-evolving to adapt to changing times. (PR)