More open spaces and a hectare of amenities distinguish the newly launched residential development of Aboitizland, Inc. called Amoa in the northern Cebu town of Compostela.
Set in the rolling terrain of Barangay Tamiao, the development will leave close to half of its total area of 60 hectares as open spaces, said Aboitizland vice president for marketing John Amon.
“Amoa will have a hectare worth of amenities. There will be a central park within which the clubhouse, three swimming pools, grand lawn, and children’s play area will be located,” he added during the Amoa launch at SM City Cebu last October 23.
The open spaces, which make up 46 percent of the residential community and also include wide vistas of hills and pocket parks, will be seamlessly interconnected to inspire activities like walking, hiking, jogging, and bicycling.
Amon said the name Amoa has an equivalent word in the Visayan dialect that translates to “Ours,” evoking a strong sense of community ownership and belonging.
The mid-end residential village will be divided into seven smaller communities and developed by enclave, according to Aboitizland assistant vice president for marketing Joey Zamora. Enclave 1 will have around 400 house and lot units and is scheduled for completion by June 2018.
Amoa offers house and lots ranging from townhomes to two-story single detached units as well as a few raw lots.
Amon said they limited the lots to only 10 percent of available units because they want to grow a thriving community, adding that those who buy lots tend to put off constructing a house.
Buyers can choose from five house designs and sizes priced between P1.7 million to P3.1 million. Lots are offered at P5,000 per square meter.
Residential homes are designed to let the cool breeze flow in and allow natural lighting, and the architectural style is patterned after the “balay na bato” during the colonial period. They are fitted with “ventanillas” or window and wall grills for more natural ventilation, and homeowners can pick their favorite from six designs.
Aboitizland’s newest residential project has been well-received, with already P250 million worth of sales just three weeks into last Friday’s launch, said Zamora. This translates to around 130 units.
Amoa is targeted towards middle income earners, which are currently real estate’s fastest growing market, Amon said, adding that many of those buying units are Cebuanos working outside the country.
In line with its vision to build communities, Amon said Aboitizland will come up with more horizontal housing projects in Cebu next year with a focus on the middle market.
The premier property developer is also looking into expanding to Luzon and will be launching several projects out of Cebu in the next five years, he added.