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Set amid breathtaking nature is Foressa Mountain Town in Barangay Cansomoroy, Balamban, Cebu, a mountain residential estate developed by AboitizLand. It offers much-needed retreat from daily congestion and the rigors of city life, while still within range from familiar conveniences as it is just an hour from the city along the scenic Transcentral Highway.
The lots are configured generously, with an average size of 442 square meters (sqm) which means more interior playground for the family and guests. Within the community is its own commercial hub, The Foressa Town Center, to provide the leisure and retail needs of both its future residents as well as the public.
Across the country, AboitizLand adopts new urbanist principles in its residential projects, a community-centered approach that is linked to the idea of connectedness and resiliency. Such is the case in Foressa, with Miami-based DPZ CoDESIGN, thought leaders on new urbanism, as its consultant and masterplanner.
“What we advocate is the mindful assemblages of open spaces in the form of nature preserves, of parks, greens, squares, plazas and gardens at a variety of sizes and types which are ideal for the physical and mental wellbeing of society, of the residents,” said Senen M.A. Antonio of DPZ CoDESIGN.
He explains that other conventional developments are planned around buildings, roads, and parking, where so-called “green and open spaces” are literally just patches of land leftover after planning, and these tend to be non-usable and not meaningful open areas.
Among the discerning market, space and privacy are considered the ultimate luxury. Foressa is a low-density residential development that offers only 11 lots per hectare, with half of the approximately 257 hectares to be devoted to open and shared spaces.
Unique to the property is its direct access to nature as the development’s star amenity, home to over 800 species of trees and 600,000 sqm of protected riverside areas. This means residents can lead a fairly active lifestyle while luxuriating in nature’s spectacle every day. Families can explore scenic bike and hike trails, and discover forest streams and endemic plants along the way as they create extraordinary family memories.
Integrating topography is a challenge especially when designing a residential development situated on rolling terrain. Unlike in the past when developers would just mow the mountain down with a bulldozer, which is considered bad practice today, AboitizLand and DPZ CoDESIGN made sure to minimize cutting into slopes and ensure the preservation of vegetation and existing habitats in the area, while also enhancing the view.
“We’re happy to see that as Foressa is constructed, the natural topographic features of the site are preserved, and everyone gets to appreciate these spectacular views,” said Antonio.
Construction of the clubhouse, swimming pool, and the Foressa Destination Café will commence in early 2021. Only about a quarter of the first phase remains for sale, which is why those on the watch for a home in an enviable location are encouraged to have a first look at the property via virtual tour through this link: https://bit.ly/ForessaVirtualTour.
Real estate is still a good investment Filipinos can make. To make property acquisition easier and affordable, AboitizLand offers a limited-time offer of 20-percent discount for Foressa lot buyers. The developer has also arranged a payment scheme available through UnionBank wherein equity is only 10 percent of the total price, payable in 18 monthly amortizations.
Foressa in Cebu is the site on which to build a dream home where you can wake up to radiant mornings and fresh, cool breeze.
Source: The Manila Times
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