By Leslie Gatpolintan
Real estate developer Century Properties Group (CPG) is developing a 54-hectare property into an art park and retirement community in Nasugbu, Batangas, as it forays into the leisure and tourism sector.
The Batulao Artscapes, dubbed as the world’s first livable art park and "artventure" community, is situated in a 142-hectare lot near the foothills of Mount Batulao. It covers the first phase of the mixed tourism development with an active retirement village component.
“Our vision is to create a design-driven community that celebrates art and adventure in an expansive natural landscape. The launch of this spectacular development also affirms CPG’s commitment to pursuing its strategic business plan of diversification into allied real estate segments including leisure and tourism,” CPG head of investor relations Kristina Garcia said.
Batulao Artscapes showcases a fine collection of liveable art – exceptional designer homes with total sales value of Php19 billion and created by some of the most revered names in architecture and design.
As the project targets active retirees, special assistance to secure a Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV) for foreign nationals and former Filipino citizens will be offered, while the public amenities of the development aim to attract art and design enthusiasts and weekend adventure seekers and families.
The development’s world-class and one-of-a-kind tourism facilities are expected to draw foreign tourists. This latest project is a fulfillment of its Century 2020 plans that includes the expansion of its portfolio into the leisure and tourism business. – PNA