Barely two weeks ago, GenSan City Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio finally got a glimpse of how her city’s next mall will look like.
The design team of the upcoming SM City GenSan composed of representatives from Monolith Construction Dev. Corp, general contractor; Jose Siao Ling & Associates, architect; and D.A. Abcede & Associates, project manager, paid her a visit at her office at the City Hall. They were accompanied by GenSan Chamber prexy Jan Ced and Architect Michael Ang, project coordinator for SM City GenSan.
It was there that the group headed by SM City Gensan Architect Jose Siao Ling, presented her with the perspectives, floor plans and blue prints of one of the most-anticipated projects in South Central Mindanao. Assisting him in the presentation were Engr. Dennis Abcede, Jr. (D.A.Abecede & Associates VP) and Engr. Mariano T. See Diet (Monolith Construction Dev. Corp. EVP/Gen Manager).
Mayor Custodio was visibly impressed with the SM City GenSan perspectives and designs and stayed longer for the dialogue which followed which tackled traffic management, sewerage system, garbage handling, employment opportunities and tax incentives, among other topics. Together with the mayor were City Administator Atty. Jong Gonzales and Chief of Staff Myrna Mejorada.
According to the SM Team, the two-story mall will cover a total of 100,000 sq. meters of floor space, which is bigger than SM City Davao’s 80,000 sq. meters.
Its main frontage will face San Miguel Street which will be widened into a four-lane avenue. To see where it is, click this—> SM City GenSan location.
SM Prime Holdings has already acquired a portion of the triangular lot straddling J. Catolico Avenue and San Miguel Street for this plan. It will also provide the traffic signal system at the junction of Santiago Boulevard and San Miguel.
Very noticeable in the perspectives presented to the mayor is the uniquely designed logo of the mall which displays a bigger and more prominent rendering of the words “GENERAL SANTOS“. From Architect Jose Siao Ling came the answer that the emphasis on the Tuna Capital’s name was due to their knowledge that the people of GenSan are extremely proud of their famous city and this is SM’s way of solidifying it.
(Upon hearing this, Bariles who noted the peculiarity could only gasp, “Whoa GenSan!”)
At the Santiago Boulevard side of SM City GenSan is their terminal for public vehicles like jeeps, vans and probably (as suggested by Mayor Custodio), parking for trucks which are usually the vehicles of choice of excursionists and shoppers from the rest of the region.
For sure, the mayor quipped, once SM City GenSan opens, there will be a beeline of these vehicles to the Tuna Capital and the mall should be ready for this.
To help enliven GenSan’s night life and cement its reputation as Region 12’s entertainment capital, SM City General Santos will house its Al Fresco restaurants and bars on the other side of the mall which will also operate until midnight similar to Robinsons Place. Their row of dining establishments promises a refreshing and relaxing ambience since at its center will be a large dancing fountain, an important water element in the newer malls of today.
To top it all, all the four cinemas of SM City GenSan at the second floor will be 3D-equipped.
Ground breaking and fencing of the compound will start immediatly after September 10, 2010 and based on the design team’s estimates, construction will be finished by 10 months at the very least.
This means therefore, that aside from Robinsons Place GenSan, KCC Mall of GenSan and Gaisano City GenSan, the people of Soccksargen will have another shopping destination in time for Christmas 2011 – and its name is SM City General Santos.
Wow.. Nice 😀
very nice location… it is good for investment.
one thing GAISANO is still the KING,,,,(di ako fan ha heheh ilang beses ng binomba di nagalusan, KCC sana kaso 2x na ng reconstruct)aheheeh
DPAT MY ICE SKATING/ICE HOCKEY RINK sa SM GENSAN…………petition tayo hahaha…
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Meron din sanang Krispy Kreme at Starbucks. Wala pa sa GenSan ang mga ito.
ano ba yung mga stores na maging leasee ng sm gensan?para aware kami kung san kami bibili.lalo na boutique.please.sana may mint at people are people
sm dvo is now more bigger than this mall…hopefully maayos ang pag maintain nio…
finally, General Santos is really booming!! 😀 looking forward for more progress!!
wew!! umaasenso na tlaga ang gensa city.. na miss q na tuloy dyan.. tgal q ng hdi nka uwi dya…. almost 6 years na.. heheh im hoping na sana makapasok aq ng trabho sa SM gensan uuwi aq dyan.. dito kc sa provine kunting job vacancies lang…
ROFL! LMAO! This made my day, my golly!
@ Keep Clean: nose bleed ang makabasa sa comment mo! what do you mean by “hindi bayolinte kumilos” so ang kailangan mo mga staff na agresibo? hehehhe. basta lang maka comment kahit walang sense……. better go home. 1st time mo yata sa city hehehe.
May coming SM nga peru i don’t think if they can properly manage it.As far as my concerned and as what i’ve observed sa ibang malls ditu,most of there staff hindi bayolinte kumilos,yung parang walang pinag aralan na kailangan pa e educate of moral values peru hindi naman lahat. Sana piliin lang nila yung karapat-dapat sa loob ng SM hindi yung mga tarantado.Speaking of malls ditu,haha….karamihan looks like 20th Century pa tinayo peru hindi naman its just na hindi lang sila marunong mag alaga. Pag sa loob ka feels like nasa putikan ka lang.Malayo sa ibang malls sa ibang lugar/city .Dapat lang talaga na ituro din nila yung proper hygiene para naman desinte tingnan at hindi maluma kaagad.
@Eliza: Agree! God Bless MINDANAO!
i’m super happy for GENERAL SANTOS CITY for having their SM Mall! Go, GENSAN! Maski kami taga Cagayan de Oro happy for your city’s progress. There is no need for competition because we are one under the same island —- MINDANAO!
@Al: Diba may mall na jan sa Cotabato City?
South Seas ba yun?
Mabuti pa kayo my 4giant malls.. Hehehe.. Eh d2 sa cotabato city ni isa wala pa.. local pa then 7pm sarado na.. Hehe! Bt msaya parin ako dhil mlapit rin d2 ang gensan.. Kysa sa davao kapoy mag byahe! Tnx sa info.
@Jinkee: Naa pud d i ka dnh?!?
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nice design for sm gensan. by the way sm lanang will have an smx and imax theater a very exciting development for davao.
cge paningkamot jud apil tiil
@eric, hahahaha! Naughty ka ha? 🙂
..mugukod njud mi sa tagum …go0!gooo!….ABANTE DIGOS uban sa lig’ong PAGLAUM….and ma highly urbanized njud mi..hahahha…sa masua lng…Goo…Metro Davao nd Mindanao….cox Digos city is the center of 2 mjor cities in mindanao..Davao nd Gensan…and west cities and provinces…g00000ooo..DIGOS..
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relax lang manenoy
yan ang gensan ang mga mukha ng mga namumuno dito ay PA ULIT ULIT LANG!! wala na bang iba??? ha?? pa ulit ulit na lng!!!! sila lang ba tala ang pwedeng mamuno sa gensan?? nakaka pagod na!!!! gensan pagbago na mo!! ayaw padala sa karaang pulitika nga gina dominate lang sa mga dagkong politiko!!!
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nice nice,napadaan ako sa calamba laguna lastwik,nakita ko ung SM nila na bago dun,.may terrace din like SM gensan!hehehexcited na ako matapos yan,,tsk tsk..ang nagpapawow tlaga ako sa koronadal kaz may amparo suites sila!hais sana sa gensan nlang,..pero sulong south cotabato!
@Dexter Concolacion: ….and GenSan is…?……… probably yet to be the best in the World! yeah?! Yeah!
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