PROS Architects and Planners

Makati City Zoning &
Comprehensive Land Use Plan Phase I-II

Project Title & Location
Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Zoning for Makati City, 2000-2010


The City Government of Makati

Project Completion


Associated Firms

PROS Architects & Engineers
A. Dela Paz and Partners
Norman Ramos & Associates
Transportas Consulting
CCL Landscape Architects

Services Provided
- Data base generation
- Set-up of GIS
- Land use analysis and planning
- Transportation analysis
- Landscape planning
- Participation in public hearings
- Preparation of draft ordinances and resolutions
- Capital investments programming

In close coordination with Makati's Urban Development Department and the Sanggunian's Committee on Urban Development a comprehensive land use plan is formulated to provide the city's directions for development. The plan is accompanied by a zoning ordinance that puts in legal terms the elements to enforce the plan. These activities shall benefit a population of 600,000 by 2010 in an area of 27 square kilometers.

As articulated in the plan, Makati City is to be a sustainable, highly developed and progressive urban area. The city is to maintain its identity as the country's premier business center and the residential location preferred by leaders of business and commerce.

Due to its fast pace of urbanization, its road infrastructure is pressed beyond its capacities. The plan addresses this issue through efficient pedestrianization and the introduction of mass transit systems. In addition to providing the normal city services, emphasis is given to the following:

- Strong density controls with performance-based development
- Managed CBD growth without sacrificing current advantages
- Creation of special development areas
- Greening of major travel ways
- Environmental protection to mitigate degradation of the city's
health conditions and well being
- Introduce leading-edge service sector specialization and shift to information technology
- Encourage public-private cooperation
- Modernization of government administration and transaction, through e-government services

At least four public hearings on the plan, followed up by a series of workshops on the capital investments program, complete the planning cycle.