Setting the luxury standard of living in the metropolis, Megaworld brings its signature live-work-play township lifestyle to Pampanga’s capital city, San Fernando, with its 35.6-hectare township Capital Town. Weaving a thread of modernity into the province’s landscapes, the company will soon fill the city with themed residences, diverse commercial and retail outlets and towering offices.
Why go north? “We had an overwhelming interest coming from our BPO (business process outsourcing) partners here in Metro Manila to have an expansion other than the south area.
So, we explored the possibility in this side of Luzon. Other than that, the government right now is having an infrastructure push going towards Clark Airport. And since we don’t have presence yet in the north side of Metro Manila, we decided to place our first project in San Fernando, Pampanga,” said Eugene Em Lozano, first vice president for Sales and Marketing for Megaworld Makati and Pampanga, during the press briefing recently.
Megaworld envisions Capital Town Pampanga to be a platform in Central Luzon for everyone to experience their celebrated township lifestyle. “Capital Town is poised to rise as the Premier Business District of the North. It takes cues from the company’s impressive track record of building vibrant township communities across various key cities of the country,” the company said in a statement.
“Just like how Megaworld transformed townships to vibrant lifestyle destinations as we know them today, Megaworld will rise in the north through Capital Town. Through this development, we are bringing the same world-class vision and lifestyle in McKinley, Eastwood and Uptown Bonifacio among others to Pampanga, where one can experience the live-work-play lifestyle that only Megaworld can offer,” Lozano said.
“Each of our townships has its own character,” claimed Harold Geronimo, Megaworld’s senior assistant vice president and head of Public Relations and Media Affairs. “What you will see in Pampanga will be totally different in terms of character, but has the same concept of a township. That’s one thing that makes us unpredictable as a developer.”
Within the township will be a six-hectare Shophouse District in Neoclassical architecture with Art Deco details, set to become the center of the city’s entrepreneurial ventures.
“We started selling the Shophouse District about a year ago, and now, I am happy to announce that this project is 99 percent sold out already,” Lozano said.
Recognizing the innate artistry and talents of the Pampangans, Capital Town will also house an Events Trade Hall and an Outdoor Amphitheater to showcase the Pampangans’ fine brand of craftsmanship.
Flagship condominium development
The first residential development in the township is the recently launched 12-story Chelsea Parkplace, the province’s gateway to Megaworld’s live-work-play lifestyle. The condo development takes inspiration from the charming brownstone apartment buildings of Manhattan. Its namesake is the iconic neighborhood of Chelsea, New York, a place overflowing with delis, coffee shops, restaurants and shopping boutiques.
Offering stunning views of the Capital Town Pampanga’s very own Casa de Emperador, Central Square, Museum & Mall and Shophouse District, Chelsea Parkplace exudes a dynamic vibe that blends with history and modernity all over the township.
“We’re launching Chelsea Parkplace as the flagship condominium project to pioneer the integrated township experience in the north. Its ideal location in the middle of the township will give future residents the front-row seat advantage of seeing the growth and development in the area,” Lozano added.
Chelsea Parkplace offers convenient access to offices, shopping centers, markets, restaurants, delis, coffee shops and theaters. All 193 units of the project will have balconies offering beautiful views of the township. Units range from Studio (from 29 to 31 square meters) to One-bedroom (from 41 to 45.5 square meters) and Two-bedroom (from 67 to 88 square meters).
Living in a township brings the convenience of having well-suited amenities, recreational spaces, unique dining destinations, world-class retail establishments, prime working hubs and an overall safe and dynamic neighborhood within reach.
Amenities include a retail area on the upper ground floor, swimming pool, events hall, daycare, fitness center and The Other Room, an exclusive speakeasy bar which will serve as an ideal venue for residents to celebrate special occasions or host pre-gaming or after-party festivities.
The residential development will be available by 2022.