Sta Lucia City rises in the East
(The Philippine Star) - March 14, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Over the years, Sta. Lucia Land (SLI) has single-handedly transformed the landscape of the Greater East Area, turning once sleepy towns into dynamic communities, and pioneering a booming mall business in the area.

While shopping malls were rising in the busy areas of Makati and Quezon City in the late 1980s, Sta. Lucia built a 119,000-square meter shopping complex to cater to the burgeoning communities of Pasig, Cainta, Marikina, and Antipolo in 1991. The first in the area, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall soon became a major commercial, entertainment, and leisure hub with four levels of shops and restaurants, a department store, supermarket, food court, an indoor amusement center, digital cinemas, and a bowling alley.

Today, SLI fortifies its presence in eastern Metro Manila with Sta. Lucia City, an integrated urban hub. Hinged on a township concept, Sta. Lucia City allows residents to enjoy the benefits of community living with all the conveniences of an urban center, away from the congestion of the metropolis.

“With 11 hectares of prime real estate, Sta. Lucia City sits at the junction of the four major cities of the Greater East Area, with a potential market reach of 300,000 households and one million residents from Marikina City, Antipolo City, San Mateo, Montalban, Pasig City and Cainta,” SLI president Exequiel Robles said.

Sta. Lucia City will be marked by Residenze, a luxurious block of five condominium towers attracting an upscale clientele.

Designed by W.V. Cosculluela & Associates, and Songsong & Periquet, the first two towers, Monte Carlo and Santorini, bring to life the vibrant energy of famous European tourist hotspots, echoing the classic style and aesthetic of the cities of the Mediterranean.

The Santorini tower will also join Sta. Lucia’s condotel portfolio, assuring owners of steady income through rental revenues within the contract period, with a high return on investment.

Sta. Lucia Residenze will feature landscaped gardens and leisure amenities including a swimming pool, function hall, gazebo, fitness gym, and covered basketball court. Manned by 24-hour security, fitted with CCTV cameras, smoke detectors, and sprinklers, and structurally designed to withstand earthquakes, safety and security are ensured inside the complex.

With this growing upscale market from both Sta. Lucia City and its surrounding communities, Sta. Lucia City also builds on its flagship mall.

“SLI will also introduce a major expansion with Il Centro, an urban lifestyle hub to serve as the centerpiece of the new Sta. Lucia City,” added Paul Michael Robles, SLI vice president for sales.

“With 9000 sqm of leasable space, Il Centro will showcase a unique mix of lifestyle, retail and service establishments that uplifts the image of a once staid and convenient shopping complex into a vibrant, trendy community,” he added.


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