Manila Standard Today, Lifestyle | March 20, 2013
|Paseo Heights model unit (studio)|
If you live in Makati, the impression is that you’re right in the middle of a bustling cityscape. However, there are pockets right within the CBD that are less fast-paced; areas that seem to be immune to the city’s chaos and congestion.
One such neighborhood is Salcedo Village, where a new Megaworld condominium tower is set to rise. Situated in front of the Jaime Velasquez Park on Leviste St., Paseo Heights offers something that very few city-center developments can: “community lifestyle by the park” with the convenience of being a stone’s throw away from the office, the mall, bars, cafes and restaurants, hole-in-the-wall wonders and hidden gems.
At the launch of the project held at the R Space Events Venue along the artsy Nicanor Garcia St. (formerly Reposo) in Makati, Megaworld sales and marketing head for Makati CBD Eugene Lozano revealed the benefits of parkside living at Paseo Heights.
“Paseo Heights’ units have front-row views of the nearby Jaime Velasquez Park’s lush greenery. Such vistas provide a refreshing break from the usual concrete jungle of Makati,” he said. “Community life is at its best in Paseo Heights. The relaxing village feel of its surroundings provide residents with a sense of familiarity and belongingness amid the fast-paced bustle of the central business district.”
This “community lifestyle” is best exemplified by activities that residents in the area participate in, such as the famed Salcedo Weekend Market. On weekends, people from all over the metropolis visit the market-style bazaar, where they can find affordable food items to stock their pantries with. This weekly gathering of concessionaires is one of a kind and comprehensive with products like homemade goodies, organic options, naturally preserved delicacies and even meals in a jar. Residents have the privilege of simply crossing the street to go to the market.
Aside from unrivaled location and incredible lifestyle offerings, Paseo Heights also gives great value for money. According to Lozano, its unit-owners can enjoy the “most flexible payment terms among Megaworld’s Makati properties.” Studio units, ranging from 22 to 33 square meters in area, are attainable for as low as P3.5 million while two-bedroom units (62 to 95 square meters) are available for P7 million and up.
All 320 units (40 percent of which have been sold prior to the launch) will be furnished with split-type air-conditioning units, cooktop and range hood, washing machine or dryer, microwave oven and 12-cubic-feet refrigerator. Studios come with provisions for partitions, essentially making them “convertible” to one-bedroom. Two adjacent studio units can also be “combined” to form a bigger unit, with or without partitions.
With an all-glass edifice, Paseo Heights will be equipped with state-of-the-art amenities and facilities. These include a 15-meter lap pool, fitness gym, outdoor lounge on the wooden deck and function room on the seventh floor. An automatic heat and smoke detection, fire sprinkler system and 24-hour security system ensure the residents’ safety and security.
Paseo Heights will be completed by April 2017.