Growing metropolis
() - October 28, 2005 - 12:00am
Property developer Greenfield Development Corp.’s unwavering dedication to creating master-planned communities continues to attract foreign and local investors and locators to its many projects. This is especially helpful to its Laguna-based Greenfield City, which is already a thriving commercial, residential, industrial and recreational zone. It is also starting new communities within its vicinity, which is shaping up to be the Makati business district of the Calabarzon (Cavite/Laguna/Batangas/Rizal/Quezon) area.

The 65-hectare Greenfield Auto Park (GAP) is an industrial estate that is home base to automobile company Ford Motor Company Philippines, among other high-profile investors. GDC’s vice president for suburban development Duane Santos offered that it’s also unusual to have an industrial park as centrally located as GAP: "Most industrial parks are in far-flung areas, where the next commercial establishment is miles away; you’re practically in the middle of nowhere. Here, it’s ideally located. Aside from being next to Ford and other major institutions, the location is just unparalleled. It’s a master-planned mixed-use development, which none of the other industrial parks are."

Santos added that the presence of Ford actually gives a lot of prestige to the industrial park. "One of the biggest companies in the world has acknowledged that the GAP can provide all the necessary services to accommodate the manufacturing plant of a world-class institution. It has been an excellent selling point for the whole industrial park. But we’re actually also focusing on light-industry manufacturing plants; it’s not necessarily totally auto-related."

Nearby is the Automall, a five-hectare retail automotive center providing all the services, products and accessories for automotive-related establishments. Santos elaborated about its significance. "The Automall will have dealerships, service centers, accessory stores, even second-hand car-selling establishments. They’re all in this integrated community, which is similar to Quezon City’s Banawe district, but definitely more manicured and more pristine, and a bit more organized. It’s actually adjacent to the GAP. It’s but right to have a retail automotive center in Sta. Rosa after all, Santa Rosa is now known as Little Detroit, the moniker inspired by the center of the automobile industry in the US."

For further information on these and other GDC projects, call 631-8651, email marketing@greenfield.com.ph, or log on to www.greenfield.com.ph.

AUTOMALL DUANE SANTOS FORD MOTOR COMPANY PHILIPPINES GREENFIELD GREENFIELD AUTO PARK GREENFIELD CITY GREENFIELD DEVELOPMENT CORP INDUSTRIAL LITTLE DETROIT QUEZON CITY
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