That seems to total to 152 hectares or 1.52 sq. kilometers although the press release claims 250 hectares which is just par with the 2.54 km2 that is Fort Boni. (Although the FB number is the total area for development, not specifically the CBD.)
(QC Mayor Sonny Belmonte) said the area would be organized into five districts: The Triangle Exchange, The Residences at Veterans, The Downtown Hub, The Emporium and The Commons.*
The 54.3-hectare Triangle Exchange will be a high-traffic commercial and residential district and the most active area of the Triangle Park.
The 40-hectare Residences at Veterans will be a mixed-use community housing condominiums and row houses, while The 54-hectare Downtown Hub will be a mixed-use, medium-density district with institutional services and facilities integrated with commercial and residential development.
The 37.9-hectare Emporium will be another mixed-use, medium-density district focused on call centers and commercial and residential developments.The 19.8-hectare The Commons will have residential developments and recreation and entertainment establishments.
It will still be dwarfed by the future development in Canlubang, but we could use a stronger urban center in the north of Cubao.
Elements I hope the comprehensive plan will include:
- Mixed income housing
- Walkable streets
- Internal transportation network
- Leveraging MRT (and if ever, future LRT-7) stations
- Public parks and open spaces (with public art!)
- Civic centers and civic buildings
*-UDC comment: What generically boring names.
P.S. - We never did get to run with the bulls.