Bacolod River Vista Promenade: A New Central Business and Residential Plaza in Bacolod City, Philippines
La Consolacion College – Architecture Thesis 2013
Proponent: Keisha Plaza
Architecture Thesis 2013
Project: Bacolod River Vista Promenade: A New Central Business and Residential Plaza in Bacolod City
School: La Consolacion College – Bacolod City
School of Architecture, Fine Arts and Interior Design
Bacolod River Vista Promenade: A New Central Business and Residential Plaza in Bacolod City
The study Bacolod River Vista Promenade: A New Central Business and Residential Plaza analyzes the need for a new interactive commercial and residential development in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental Philippines. The scope of the study will mainly focus on the initial development of the New Central Business and Residential Plaza, both the major and the minor structure. The site will be developed in relation to the needs of a commercial strip and a residential complex.
The Bacolod downtown area is currently in its poorest condition. Because of its failure to meet the needs of its users and the continuing growth of the economy, there is a need to develop a new central business district. People are attracted with such developments. To cater these people, a residential complex is needed. The Bacolod River Vista Promenade will not only provide the required areas of commercial and residential complex, it shall also offer aesthetic value and therapeutic effect to the dwellers and consumers with its green and fresh development.
Primary data are gathered from the office of the Villa Angela Corporation, the New Government Center of Bacolod City and other appropriate offices in the form of interviews and survey questionnaires. Formal and Informal interviews were conducted to few people such as Architects, Real Estate agents, Developers and the locals and migrants of Bacolod.
The results of the study show that there is a need to establish a new central business district due to the very poor condition of the Downtown Area, and a residential complex because of the mounting population of both local and migrants of Bacolod. It was also found out that the majority of the respondents are willing to avail units from the development for the reason that it is accessible and convenient. In reference to the interview conducted, the Bacolod River Vista Promenade will garner market from the central and southern Bacolod.
In conclusion, the Bacolod River Vista Promenade: a New Central Business and Residential Plaza would be a very promising project with all the possibilities it could cause the city.