PROS Architects and Planners

Central Business Park 2:
Parcellary Plan & Urban Design

Project Title & Location
Parcellary Plan and Urban Design
MCCRRP, Metropolitan Manila


Public Estates Authority

Project Completion


Associated Firms


Services Provided
- Framework Planning
- Urban Design Guidelines
- Parcellary Plans

In the development of the Manila Cavite Coastal Road and Reclamation Project, a mixed use commercial and high density residential zone is planned to be built at the Central Business Park (CBP) 2. This is a 41- hectare site where 22 hectares is already reclaimed. The land lies at the terminus of Radial Road 1 and Seaside Drive, the main road to the Manila airport complex. Seaside Channel separates CBP 2 from the Marina Properties in the south.

The basic plan of CBP 2 is simply defined by two major roadways: the Seaside Avenue Extension with a width of 40 meters that runs east-west, and the 30-meter wide Marina Avenue. Out of this arrangement, three parcels of land are created. Parcels 1 and 2 are predominantly for commercial use with FAR of 5. Parcel 3 is devoted to residential uses with FAR of 3.

Commercial uses are in the form of shopping complexes, individual retail boutiques, business and professional offices and other establishments that are of compatible nature to commercial activities. Residential uses are limited to medium and high rise multi-unit structures. The inclusion of complementary institutional uses is encouraged.

The internal road system provides a well-defined routing of public transport, delivery vehicles and bike lanes. No vehicular access is allowed on frontages of CBP 2 along Roxas Boulevard. Major road rights-of-way have designated areas reserved for utility trenches. Mandatory pedestrian access is located within each parcel. Where the accesses intersect are located mandatory plazas.

The urban design of CBP 2 offers opportunities to exploit the judicious alignment of building planes and the disposition of masses and breaks as related to significant vantage points. Additional design guidelines are structured for visual corridors, air rights and building envelopes. air rights and building envelopes.