Megaworld, the country’s largest developer of integrated urban townships unveiled the commercial town center that will soon rise at the Bacolod side of its 53-hectare Northill Gateway township in Negros Occidental.
Occupying around 7.5 hectares, the Northill Town Center will be a sprawling horizontal commercial development composed mostly of stand-alone two-storey structures of retail shops and dining establishments, surrounded by landscaped parks and open spaces.
The Northill Town Center will be the first-ever commercial development to rise along the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road. Mr. Harold Brian Geronimo, Megaworld’s AVP & Head for Public Relations and Communications, said that the company has already envisioned that this area will be Negros Occidental‘s tourism highway. The Northill Town Center will certainly become a destination because of its unique features. The town center will have a central plaza, an events venue, pasalubong centers featuring local Negrense delicacies, a supermarket, and wellness and sports facilities.
Around a third of the entire commercial development will be devoted to green and open spaces. The town center’s ‘central plaza’ will be highlighted by unique water features. An iconic chapel will also be built to serve as a major landmark for the township. The development’s architectural features will be mostly modern contemporary with organic wood and brick accents to infuse a countryside feel. Construction of the Northill Town Center will start early next year. It is expected to be completed by early 2018.
The company has recently broke ground for Forbes Hill, Megaworld’s only upscale residential village in the Visayas. Ms. Rachelle Peñaflorida, Megaworld’s VP for Sales and Marketing revealed that Forbes Hill is more than 50 percent sold out and most of the buyers are the A and B market from Negros, Cebu, Manila as well as from different provinces. She says the non-Ilonggo buyers were enticed to invest in Bacolod because it is one of the most livable cities in the Philippines and known for organic food.
Northill Gateway is a joint township development of Megaworld and its wholly-owned subsidiary Suntrust Properties, Inc., in partnership with the Lacson Family. Megaworld is now constructing Forbes Hill, the township’s most upscale residential village, while Suntrust is building Fountain Grove, another themed residential community.