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Megaworld to develop Northill Town Center in Negros Occidental’s ‘tourism highway’

Posted on November 23, 2016

MEGAWORLD Corp. is developing the first commercial center along the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road, which has been dubbed as the “tourism highway” of Negros Occidental.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Megaworld unveiled the Northill Town Center that will occupy 7.5 hectares of the 53-hectare Northill Gateway township.

Northill Town Center will have stand-alone, two-storey retail shops and restaurants with parks and open spaces, as well as an events venue, chapel, supermarket and “pasalubong centers” selling local products.

Megaworld is allocating a third of the entire commercial development to parks and open spaces. The central plaza will have “unique” water features.

“We are excited to build the first-ever commercial development along the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road, which is Negros Occidental’s tourism highway. The Northill Town Center will certainly become a destination not just for tourists and visitors of the province, but also for Negrenses who want to unwind and relax from the busy city life,” Kevin L. Tan, senior vice-president and head of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, was quoted as saying.

Construction of Northill Town Center will begin by early next year, and is expected to be completed by early 2018.

Northill Gatweway is a joint township development of Megaworld and its wholly owned subsidiary Suntrust Properties, Inc., with the Lacson family as partner.

Megaworld developing an upscale residential village, Forbes Hill, while Suntrust is constructing a residential community, Fountain Grove.

The property developer last year announced it is allocating P35 billion in the next 10 years to develop the Northill Gateway and The Upper East, a township near the Bacolod city center.