With its continuing commitment to enhance land and enrich lives for more people, Ayala Land broke ground on another landmark development last March 5 in Bacolod City. This new mixed-use development which will arise in the heart of the city is called “Capitol Central”.
Kicking-off the residential component of the Capitol Central development is Amaia Steps Capitol Central – a mid-rise project with 9 floors and 288 residential units for its North Building. It is located along San Juan St., Brgy. 8, Bacolod City. Ayala Land’s subsidiary, Amaia Land Corp, which caters to the affordable housing segment, is the group behind this project.
Capitol Central is the first master-planned, mixed-use community in Bacolod, stretching across 9 hectares of prime land and is envisioned to be the growth center of the province. “We are truly excited to bring Ayala Land’s expertise in developing communities to Bacolod,” said Bobby Dy, Ayala Land president and CEO during the ground-breaking ceremonies. “Bacolod is a key development area and a city facing rapid growth, and we are privileged to have been given the opportunity to work with the provincial and city government as partners in progress.”
Bacolod City is among the most urbanized and busiest cities in the Visayas and is among the country’s third fastest growing economies in terms of information technology and business process outsourcing activities, which makes it an ideal place for young professionals.
Aside from Amaia Steps, soon to rise at Capitol Central are the retail, hotel, and office components with the Capitol Park as its centrepiece. The development will allow residents to live comfortably sans the hassle of going to different places for their needs. It is also accessible to most transport facilities such as jeepneys, tricycles, and even ferry stations.
Providing homeowners with comfortable living in a highly urbanized area, Amaia Steps Capitol Central comes with a courtyard at the center of the development, where residents can relax and bond. The development boasts of swimming pools for adults and kids, a children’s play area, landscaped gardens, jogging path and retail shops, contributing to a welcoming ambience for residents.
Like other Amaia condominiums, this project is designed with 24-hour guarded entrance and exits and CCTV cameras to ensure safety and security. There will be two elevators per building and naturally-ventilated hallways for homeowners’ comfort and convenience.
Buyers of Amaia Steps can choose from three unit types, namely, Studio, De Luxe, and Premier. These will showcase views of Talisay and Bacolod City, and the beautiful scenery of Guimaras Straight. Various affordable payment schemes are being offered: cash, deferred, bank financing and in-house financing.
The ground breaking ceremonies of Capitol Central was attended by the provincial government of Negros Occidental led by Governor Hon. Alfredo Marañon, Jr., officials of the Bacolod City government led by Mayor Hon. Monico Puentevella, and the management team of Ayala Land led by its President and CEO Bobby O. Dy, together with Ricky M. Celis, Amaia Land President.
“Today marks another historic event for Negros Occidental as we break ground on one of the biggest development projects in our province,” said Negros Occidental Governor Hon. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. “What used to be an idle piece of land for many decades will now be transformed into the center of economic activity.”