Ayala Land, Eton Properties Launch Sustainable Urban Development
Manila, Philippines—Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) and Eton Properties Philippines Inc. (EPPI), two of the country’s leading property developers, recently launched Parklinks, a 35-hectare sustainable urban development spanning Pasig and Quezon City.
The joint development is thoughtfully master-planned to maximize access to parks and open spaces, which would be a mere 5-minute walk for the residents, office workers, and the public from the mall, office, and living spaces through a well-designed and managed walkway system.
“With 50% of the 35 hectares devoted to open spaces, Parklinks will provide what is sorely missing along the busy C5 corridor: an abundance of open space,” said ALI SVP and Strategic Landbank Management Group Head Meean Dy in a statement.
Both companies deem this development as their greenest urban development to date. The plan includes a 3-hectare central park located at the heart of the business district. The esplanade, river park terraces, running and bike trails, and riparian gardens designed to accentuate the riverside are intended to highlight the natural topography of the land, which will encourage the community to engage and appreciate the river system surrounding the development.
Another first, a 110-meter long and 25-meter wide iconic bridge is designed to link Quezon City and Pasig over the Marikina river. This will create a new route that will help ease vehicular traffic in the northeast and east of Metro Manila. The bridge will have dedicated lanes for bikers and pedestrians, allowing a safe and convenient commute within and around the development.
Parklinks will be accessible via C5, Amang Rodriguez Avenue, and Ortigas Avenue.
Plans also include additional linkages to the estate’s neighboring communities such as Circulo Verde and Metropoli.
A joint venture development through ALI Eton Property Development Corporation, Parklinks is a 50-50 partnership between ALI and Eton LT Group Inc.
“Parklinks, an exemplary urban design expression, is a living testament to Eton LT Group and ALI’s shared vision and commitment in providing sustainable excellent communities in urban centers to its valuable customers,” said EPPI COO Jess Lucas. (Press Release)