Robinsons Land to build 216-ha Pampanga ‘destination estate’
Gokongwei-led Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) is embarking on its biggest property project ever in terms of geographical footprint: a 216-hectare estate project near Clark Freeport in Pampanga that will offer a mix of real estate offerings, including commercial and residential properties.
Montclair, a “destination estate,” is envisioned to be a sustainable masterplanned development that will also house office buildings and logistics facilities, tourism and leisure developments such as hotels and entertainment establishments for rest and recreation, as well as common areas for community convergence.
‘Premier destination estate’
“Montclair is very well-poised to be a premier destination estate in Pampanga. It will showcase Robinsons Land Corp.’s complementary range of real estate developments. Through Montclair, we aim to provide a vibrant, future-ready and environmentally sustainable setting for communities to thrive,” RLC senior vice president and general manager for integrated developments Ma. Socorro Isabelle Aragon-GoBio said in a press statement.
Montclair is bigger than two other destination estates so far launched by the group, namely, the 30.6-hectare Bridgetowne development, which spans the cities of Pasig and Quezon City, and the 18-hectare Sierra Valley project spanning Taytay and Cainta in Rizal.
Sustainability a priority
In a press statement, RLC said environmental sustainability was at the core of the urban planning principles incorporated in Montclair’s land development.
“This ensures the resilience and sustainable growth of the communities therein,” it noted.
The company reported that infrastructure works were progressing well within the estate, with roads, ramps, bridges and toll plaza soon to be operational. The bridge that will connect the estate to Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway is on track for completion by the second half of 2022.
“Upon completion of the site development works in 2023, MontClair will fast become Pampanga’s iconic landmark for integrated experiences,” the company said.
In a previous interview, RLC president Frederick Go said the company’s creation of a new division for integrated developments was intended to build these destination estates.
“And when we build the destination estate, our slogan is ‘live, work, play, inspire.’ When we build a destination estate, that’s 30 hectares, 20 hectares, 200 hectares. I guess it necessitates that the biggest component of the entire estate will be residential,” Go said.
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