Mayor Pamintuan (in white) joins the Tan family.
ANGELES CITY—The Infinity project broke ground on Monday to signal the start of construction of a multibillion- peso commercial center that will rise on a 40-hectare lot at the back of the city hall here in Barangay Pulung Maragul.
Mayor Ed Pamintuan, who was the guest of honor during the ceremony, described the project as “another milestone” for the city and “a benchmark” of commercial development.
During the groundbreaking ceremony, the patriarch of the Tan family, Tan Song Bok, was on hand to usher in the new project.
Prominent businessman Eddie Tan of Jenra Supermarkets was also present in the event.
Dennis A. Villanueva, a partner of the Lichauco, Guilas, Villanueva LG+V Architects and Planners which oversees the project, said the first development will be The Promenade and the retail shops which should be finished in a year’s time.
The Promenade is about a 200-meter walk through area and forms part of the whole project. A two-storey commercial building will also be finished to complement the first phase of the ambitious project, according to Villanueva.
The new commercial project, which is under the AC Beautiful Island Realty Development Corp. (ACBI), is set to transform the property into a mixed-use project that could become the next Central Business District in Central Luzon.
Project Director Alexander James E. Jazmines said the master planner for The Infinity project is Arch. Felino “Jun” Palafox Jr. of Palafox Associates while the principal architect is the LG+V Architects and Planners. The Landscape Architect is BCL Asia Landscape Architects.
Jazmines explained that the project got its name from the number 8 which is the shape of the property when viewed from above.
The Infinity will house office buildings, specialty malls, new retail concepts, a one-of-a-kind dining complex, a convention center, a sports complex, an international school, serviced apartments, events pavilion, and residential condos.
A road will also be constructed linking Gueco Avenue here, where The Infinity is located, to barangay Dau in Mabalacat City.