A P15-Billion CBD Is Rising in Cavite and It Also Has a Residential Luxury Resort Village

Lots are set for turnover by 2026.

Cavite has been brimming with economic opportunity for years now, mainly due to its close proximity to Metro Manila and its steady growth. As the most-densely populated province in the Philippines, it is also home to workers who make the commute daily to the metro. This is part of the reason why it has become a hotspot for real estate developers.

One of them happens to be Megaworld Corporation, which chose to build the "first-ever modern central business district" in the province. Maple Grove is a 140-hectare project that comes with an eco-friendly luxury resort-inspired residential community meant for the "discerning" property seeker.

"They're the ones who work hard during weekdays and look forward to staycations and out-of-town trips as a form of an escape. So they are willing to spend on relaxation," said Megaworld First Vice President for Sales and Marketing Eugene Lozano. "This was a key vision that led to the development. Knowing the lifestyle of our target audience, these are career-driven people, businessmen with busy schedules, and have an average travel time of two to three hours to and from work."

With 22 hectares of space, Maple Grove Park Village is located in the town of General Trias and offers 377 lots, ranging from 280 square meters to 500 square meters in size. The price range, on the other hand goes for P52,000 to P53,000 per square meter.

Megaworld also partnered with world-renowned design firm Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo (WATG) for the exclusive, gated community's contemporary tropical architecture. WATG is the same design group that developed resort destinations like Shangri-La Maldives, Sofitel Bali in Indonesia, Atlantis The Palm in Dubai, and Hilton Manila, among others.


The exclusive, gated community will feature up to 10 different parks and "chroma-therapeutic" communal gardens. These include the edible gardens, an aromatherapy garden, fitness and activity gardens, and more. Nearly 40 percent of the property will be allocated to green and open spaces. It will also have an underground cabling system, with provisions for fiber-optic cables.

Mango trees, herbs, vegetables, and more will be planted in the edible gardens. They will be free for consumption for residents

Photo by Megaworld Corp.

“The Village will be strategically located in the more secluded part of Maple Grove to give residents utmost exclusivity and privacy,” Megaworld says

Photo by Megaworld Corp.
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“Maple Grove Park Village mirrors the feel and ambience of luxury spa resorts to create an oasis of wellness, where residents can enjoy the freedom to unwind despite their busy everyday schedules,” added Lozano.

The village is located just 30 to 45 minutes away from Makati and Fort Bonifacio, as well. It will have direct access to the Manila–Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) and future road networks like the LRT-1 Cavite extension, the Sangley Point International Airport, the CAVITEX-CALAX link, Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway (CTBex), and the Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge.

As for the entire township, it is currently in its second phase of development, after opening its luxury condominium offerings, The Verdin and La Cassia Residences, and its six-lane Maple Grove Boulevard. Megaworld is also looking to build more residential condominiums, office towers, a lifestyle mall, and transport hub.

A rainwater park will comprise about two hectares of the space, as well. Sustainability features like a landscape drip irrigation system, bike lanes, pocket gardens and tree parks, as well as vertical gardens in various buildings will also be incorporated into the township.

It will also be adding business process outsourcing (BPO) companies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMSEs) in the coming years. Because of previous Megaworld township's rapid maturation, Lozano said more than 50 percent of the area will be utilized for corporate spaces, offering employment to an estimated 100,000 workers (based on comparable projects like Eastwood City).

Corporate offices will be opened by the third quarter of 2023. Lots, meanwhile, will be ready for turnover to owners by 2026. The company is expected to generate P6.5 billion in sales for this project and has a capital expenditure (CAPEX) estimate of about P15 billion.


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Bryle B. Suralta is a Filipino cultural critic, editor, and essayist. He writes about art, books, travel, people, current events, and all the magic in between. His past work in film and media can be found on PeopleAsia Magazine, The Philippine Star, MANILA BULLETIN, and IMDB.
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