Andrew Tan, BCDA to build government district in Fort Bonifacio
The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has partnered with Andrew Tan’s Megaworld Corp. create a new district in the southern portion of the former military base.
Envisioned to be the ‘country’s administrative capital,’ the 160-hectare Bonifacio Capital District will be home to the future buildings of some of the country’s major government institutions such as the Senate, the Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeals.
“These government institutions will be complemented with more office spaces, residential units, parks, and commercial establishments—which are all essential to our vision to create vibrant and livable communities for the people,” said Vince B. Dizon, president and CEO of BCDA.
The new district covers Megaworld’s existing township developments — the 54.3-hectare McKinley Hill and the 34.5-hectare McKinley West as well as BCDA-owned properties comprising of the 26-hectare Philippine Navy Village, the 33.1-hectare Bonifacio South Pointe property in partnership with the SM Group the 10.1-hectare Consular property beside McKinley West and a remaining one-hectare lot.
Based on the district’s original masterplan by Parsons Brinckerhoff, at least 15% of the entire area will be dedicated to recreation, green and open spaces.
The project is targeted for completion in the next 10 years. By 2025, the district will be a location of one of the proposed stations of the ongoing Metro Manila subway project, the Lawton east station.