South Road Properties

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Cebu South Road Properties
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From top to bottom: Cebu South Coastal Road from SM Seaside City Cebu, SM Seaside City Cebu and Cebu South Coastal Road
Nicknames: 
SRP
Cebu Coastal Area
Cebu's Frontier
Motto(s): 
Bringing Cebu City to the next level
Cebu South Road Properties is located in Visayas
Cebu South Road Properties
Cebu South Road Properties
Location of the South Road Properties within the Visayas
Coordinates: 10°17′N 123°54′E / 10.283°N 123.900°E / 10.283; 123.900Coordinates: 10°17′N 123°54′E / 10.283°N 123.900°E / 10.283; 123.900
Country PhilippinesPhilippines
RegionCentral Visayas
Metropolitan AreaMetro Cebu
CityCebu City
BarangayBarangay Mambaling
Barangay Inayawan
Government
 • Head of District (Mayor of Cebu City)Edgardo Labella
Area
 • Total3 km2 (1 sq mi)
Elevation
3 m (10 ft)
Highest elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total216
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
Area code(s)2
WebsitePhilippine Reclamation Authority

The Cebu South Road Properties (SRP) is the name of a 300 hectare island-type reclamation area located on the southern area of Cebu City, near Barangays Mambaling, Inayawan, and Pasil. It spans from the shore of mainland Cebu to Kawit Island (now Kawit Point). It is connected from mainland Cebu by the Cebu South Coastal Road and the Mambaling Access Road.

History[edit]

Then-Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña proposed reclaiming the sea between mainland Cebu City and Kawit Island, a former quarantine facility during the American rule.[2] [3] The project was approved in 1990 as a part of the Metro Cebu Development Project.[4] It was originally envisioned to house light industries but eventually evolved into a mixed-used development.

Developments[edit]

Cebu South Coastal Road[edit]

The whole reclamation area is served by a two way, six lane divided road called the Cebu South Coastal Road which is a national road. The CSCR also serves as a diversion road from Talisay City to Downtown Cebu City. As traffic is not seen in the whole boulevard of CSCR, Cebuanos often informally call it as the Cebu South Expressway, which is not an expressway. A large part of the boulevard has the Cebu Strait on its eastern side and a large array of developments on the western side. The reclamation area is connected to the downtown Cebu City through the Cebu City Coastal Bridge along the Cebu South Coastal Road.

SM Seaside City Cebu[edit]

SRP's most popular development is the SM Seaside City Cebu complex. The whole development takes up a total of 30 hectares, about 10% of the SRP. The complex features the SM Seaside Mall, an observation tower, a convention center, an arena, a marine theme park, a school, a hospital, office buildings, and condominiums. The whole development costs PHP 30 billion.[5]

South Road Properties Subway[edit]

The first subway in the Philippines, South Road Properties Cebu Subway was constructed on 2001 and finished on 2011 for about 10 years. It is a two way, four lane divided road that connects Cebu South Coastal Road to Basilica Minore del Santo Niño. It is a joint construction of Cebu City and Japan in particular, Tokyo. A second proposed tunnel will be made still in Cebu City, particular in Natalio Bacalso Avenue National Road, called the Natalio Bacalso Subway

City di Mare[edit]

City di Mare (roughly translates into "city by the sea" in Italian) is another mixed-used development in SRP, owned and developed by Filinvest. The whole area takes up a total of 48 hectares, making it the biggest development in SRP. The whole development consists of mid-to-high-rise residential areas and a mall named Il Corso (means "The Course" in Italian).

Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway[edit]

The under construction CCLEX connects the Municipality of Cordova and Cebu City through the Cebu South Coastal Road. This would be the third bridge linking Mainland Cebu and Mactan Island. Upon completion, it would be the first expressway outside Luzon and the longest bridge in the Philippines being 4 times longer than the San Juanico Bridge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010 Archived 2012-06-25 at the Wayback Machine - Philippine Statistics Authority
  2. ^ Kawit Island and Cebu City South Reclamation Project
  3. ^ Kawit Point (formerly Kawit Island :: Vista Pinas
  4. ^ Fajardo, Fernando (March 30, 2012). "The missing Cebu City circumferential road". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  5. ^ Garcia-Yap, Aileen (June 6, 2015). "SM hikes investment in new mall". Cebu Daily News. Retrieved January 30, 2017.

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