Cavite’s first, Makati-inspired CBD is catching the eye of businesses

Just 40 minutes away from Makati and BGC, Megaworld’s Maple Grove is rising within arm’s reach of major infrastructure projects in and around Cavite.

The last few years have seen the steady rise of provincial business hubs planned to be at par with long-established central business districts (CBDs) in Metro Manila. Among them is Cavite, which, although home to several industrial estates and economic zones for years now, has yet to really see its first true business district.
Until today, that is. A sprawling, 140-hectare property in the City of General Trias, Cavite is now buzzing with activity as pioneering township developer Megaworld continues to develop Cavite’s first-ever CBD which it is calling Maple Grove—a modern, eco-friendly, and green city-within-a-city inspired by the bustling Makati CBD.
A gateway to CALABARZON for businesses

Taking cues from characteristics that made Makati the country’s premier business district—a trademarked masterplan and strategically defined districts, to name a few—businesses wanting to establish or expand their footprint further in the CALABARZON region can look forward to being within the township’s 35-hectare Maple Grove Commercial District.
Master-planned to be walkable and environmentally sustainable, the commercial district will feature about 10 lots per hectare, with each lot ranging in size from 360 square meters to 1,008 square meters, perfect for top companies and multinational firms. In fact, a variety of businesses engaged in industries like pharmaceuticals, construction, franchising, and food are among those who have already purchased a property in this rising Cavite CBD.
What’s more, the Maple Grove Commercial District will also be defined by green open spaces around and within it, including the Central Park located at the heart of the district.
Alternatively, businesses can opt for spaces at the 17-storey One Corporate Place, the first of many office developments inside Maple Grove. Rising along the six-lane Maple Grove Avenue, One Corporate Place offers 93 select office units ranging from 63 square meters to 281 square meters. It will be highlighted by a host of safety and security features, including its own Building Management System (BMS), a 24-hour Security and Fire Command Center, and Seismic Detection and Monitoring System among others.
The entire building will also be fiber optic-ready and will have sustainability features like a roofdeck garden, energy-saving LED lights, dual-flush type water closets for common toilets, and its own Material Recovery Facility (MRF).
Accessibility and connection to major infra projects
 

In just about 40 minutes, anyone driving from the business districts of Makati and Fort Bonifacio and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) can reach Maple Grove with ease via the Coastal Road and the Cavite Toll Expressway (CAVITEX).
The township’s strategic location makes it accessible to future road networks and key infrastructure projects, including the LRT-1 Cavite Extension, Sangley Point International Airport, CAVITEX-CALAX Link, Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway (CTBEx), and the Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge.
At Maple Grove, Cavite’s young professionals may now grow and thrive in their chosen careers without being too far from home. Likewise, city dwellers and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) looking to invest their hard-earned money or enjoy life within a thriving district will also find plenty of opportunities here.
With the rise of this township–winner of a Gold Award in the “Sustainable Development” category at the 2018 Property and Real Estate Awards by FIABCI Philippines–both investors and individuals can expect gains that advance their businesses, careers.
Homes embraced by nature

What makes the residential developments within Maple Grove stand out are features that make green, healthy living possible.
Rising along the main avenue, the 10-storey The Verdin boasts residential spaces and amenities where greenery abound. It is the first residential condominium built inside the township, with all 140 units already sold out.
The latest residential tower to be launched inside the township, the 16-storey La Cassia Residences, is so far the only residential tower rising within the Maple Grove Commercial District. Boasting of a prime address surrounded by natural foliage, it will offer spacious units ranging from about 27.5 square meters to 88 square meters. There will also be plenty of features and amenities to suit their various lifestyles, including skygardens, a swimming pool with pool deck, function hall, fitness center and outdoor fitness facilities, a daycare center and a walkway area.
Work and play where you live
Just a few steps away from the residential and commercial districts are a church, biking and jogging tracks, and the Maple Grove Transport Hub. There’s also the Maple Grove Mall, which welcomes visitors entering the township via the Antero Soriano Highway and is situated across what is now known as the biggest McDonald’s store in the entire Cavite.
The Maple Grove Mall is a two-level “sustainable mall” with around 24,000 sqm of gross floor area for retail and F&B outlets, four cinemas, an indoor events area, and a supermarket. With a greenhouse-inspired design, the mall will be equipped with exceptional light-transmitting architectural systems that maximize the use of natural sunlight while maintaining comfortable, cooling conditions indoors.
In the years to come, Cavite will continue to draw even greater attention because of its huge potential and the immense promise stemming from the multitude of infrastructure projects nearby. With all of these, businesses and individuals looking to grow and establish a competitive presence in Cavite can take a strong first step by opting to be part of Cavite’s first-ever CBD.

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