TO paraphrase the iconic British rock band, The Police, everything property colossus Ayala Land develops is magic.
Through the genius and vision of Col. Joseph McMicking, the former horse grazing land of San Pedro de Macati was transformed into a bustling commercial and financial center, setting the bar for future property developments in the country.
Leaping into the present era, Alveo Land the upper-market segment brand of Ayala Land Inc. (ALI), is transforming the Quezon City landscape by developing its 2-hectare land bank called Vertis North, which is highlighted by its signature development, High Park.
Through Vertis North, Alveo Land is developing Quezon City’s first true central business and lifestyle center.
High Park was warmly accepted when it was launched in 2014. The two-tower high-rise condominium sold like hotcakes as it generated P2.7 billion in sales during the first week of priority selling.
Following the highly successful sellout of its first tower, Alveo Land followed it this March the launch of High Park Tower Two. The 49-story second tower will offer 803 new upscale residential units in studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom formats with typical sizes ranging from 32 to 123 sq m.
Select units in this exclusive address will be looking out to the green vistas of the spectacular Vertis Park and High Park’s own scenic retail courtyards.
The company attributed its high rate of success to creating innovative and groundbreaking lifestyle concepts that are anchored within Ayala Land’s mixed-use, master-planned estates. These include Vertis North, Quezon City’s new main city center strategically located between the main arteries of Edsa, North Avenue, Mindanao Avenue and Quezon Avenue. Already touted as the Enterprise Capital of the North and Quezon City’s first organized, world-class CBD, the ambitious 46-hectare property already has TriNoma, its retail anchor, and is also set to have more high-end commercial spaces in the upcoming Vertis Mall super hub, the new Vertis Corporate Center towers for leasable office spaces, and the Seda Vertis development, which will be the chain’s largest hotel yet.
“With sustainable solutions at the core of every Ayala Land development, the premier business district of Vertis North will have the 2-hectare Vertis Park as its landmark green space, providing fresh environs for its 21st-century denizens. Pedestrian-friendly tree-lined streetscapes and integrated bike lanes and paths will help push energy-efficient transport in and around the estate,” said Jennylle Tupaz, head of Project Development for Alveo Land, in a recent media briefing.
“Conveniently networked underground parking will also be implemented to ease surface traffic flow and allow more pedestrians to enjoy the parks and green architecture of Vertis North,” Tupaz added.
Tupaz also mentioned the unique proposition for Alveo Land’s High Park, which is bringing the verdant garden landscapes typical of Quezon City’s bedroom community to high-rise living spaces. Built on the concept of “Vertical Park living,” High Park is strategically located right next to the vast Vertis Park network, after which Alveo master-planned its own adjacent modern park system and built the two iconic towers of High Park right above it.
“High Park is the first Alveo Land project that has brought a terrestrial park experience to a vertical living experience. From al-fresco parkside retail spaces to a lush landscaped amenity deck that bridges both towers, leisure and living thrives within High Park’s interactive environments. There are intertwining green spaces within the building design. Tower One has distinct sky gardens every three floors that allow residents to easily access fresh greenery, while Tower Two features a roof deck sky park and sky lounge that offers spectacular views of the surrounding Quezon City greenscapes,” Tupaz noted.
The high rise will also have a boardroom, function room, indoor fitness gym, outdoor and indoor play areas for children, and a refreshing lounge pool and kiddie pool.
Over 1,450 sq m of parkfront retail spaces for al-fresco dining and cafés will be on the ground floor. Five floors of basement parking will be available.
High Park Tower One will be turned over in the third quarter of 2019 and Tower Two will follow in the same period of 2020.