Filinvest targets pedestrian-centric lifestyle in new innovation park
Filinvest Land Inc. has expanded its industrial footprint in Luzon, Philippines through its new innovation park in Tarlac City.
Real estate developer Filinvest Land Inc. plans to integrate the new Tarlac City innovation park harmoniously with the existing urban landscape and community in the northern part of Metro Manila.
Francis Ceballos, Senior Vice President Business Unit Head, Industrial & Logistics at Filinvest Land Inc. said that the innovation park is part of a larger master plan for New Clark City.
“We have designed it to harmonize the industrial park design with the existing urban landscape, working with the principles and best practices of urban planning and architecture to create a cohesive, functional, but yet aesthetically attractive space,” he said.
Ceballos emphasized that this development is not an isolated venture but an integral part of the city's fabric.
“It is designed to harmonize the industrial park design with the existing urban landscape,” he stated, highlighting the use of urban planning and architecture best practices to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing space.
A key focus of the development is promoting a pedestrian-centric lifestyle. Ceballos mentioned, “We are implementing sustainable transport options and infrastructure that will minimize congestion and promote walking and cycling.” This initiative aligns with the broader vision of reducing dependence on cars and enhancing the quality of life for residents.
Ceballos pointed out that the industrial park is strategically integrated with New Clark City’s landscape plan.
“The city-wide loop park went through a big section of the southern part of the park, and the Green Boulevard by BCDA is at the western boundary of our first phase.” This integration ensures the park is seamlessly connected with the surrounding community.
Ceballos also highlighted the park’s role in local community development. “We will collaborate with local government units for the development of local employment pools, as well as skills development programs, vocational training, and educational opportunities,” he said. This approach aims to improve the standard of living and economic life of neighboring municipalities.
Addressing the anticipated economic impacts of this sustainable industrial hub, Ceballos shared that the innovation park will play a role in hosting locators engaging in light manufacturing, logistics, technology, and similar enterprises, which is expected to bring a wave of businesses into the area, spurring job creation and economic activity in adjacent sectors like commercial, retail, and residential.
Moreover, Ceballos highlighted the park’s potential role in dispersing industrialization away from congested areas like Metro Manila. Its unique location and robust connectivity infrastructure, including direct access to Clark International Airport and the ports of Manila and Subic, position it to strengthen critical segments of various supply chains.
In terms of environmental sustainability, Ceballos assured that the park complies with all government environmental mandates. “We are maximizing our ability to utilize renewable energy sources, especially solar power,” he stated. The park’s design includes rainwater harvesting facilities in ready-built factories and initiatives for waste reduction and recycling.