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« on: June 12, 2021, 12:13:33 PM »
Davao hotelier joins mega-property developers with iconic residential tower
BY MANUEL CAYON
MARCH 13, 2018

https://businessmirror.com.ph/2018/03/13/davao-hotelier-joins-mega-property-developers-with-iconic-residential-tower/

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Its Aeon Towers 1, set for completion at the end of the year, would be the tallest building complying with the city’s building height limit. The company said Aeon Towers would still be uncontested as to its earlier promise to be Mindanao’s first, and one of only a handful of the country’s fully lighted buildings.

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The foundation has been dug deep with an equivalent of four stories, with another 60 meters further down to bolster the foundation, “which caused the delay in the completion.”

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Aeon Towers has scraped the building-height limitation of the city, reaching 103.5 meters, making it the tallest in the city, and “making us prouder still to have been the benchmark of the city’s height limitation,” he added.

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2021, 02:51:39 PM »
Would have been more if not for the CAAP height restrictions.

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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2021, 11:58:36 PM »
Would have been more if not for the CAAP height restrictions.

Interesting. That means Davao has a building height cap?

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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2021, 12:57:56 AM »
Interesting. That means Davao has a building height cap?

Draft ordinance seeks limit on building height in Davao

By Antonio L. Colina IV - February 1, 2018

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DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 01 February) – The city government has completed the draft ordinance regulating the height of buildings and structures in Davao City.

The draft ordinance proposes a regular height limit of 60 meters (about 18 stories) and a premium height limit of 90 meters (about 27 stories).

It aims to achieve desired levels of urban densities, respond to transport and traffic concerns with due consideration to the rising demand for water, power, and other utilities.

The measure also seeks to provide precautionary and proactive approach to urban mobility and efficiency and create an ecologically sustainable environment to improve or maintain the quality of life.

It was completed and forwarded to the city council on December 12, 2017 for approval.

The proposed measure sets the premium height limit for structures in the major commercial zones, high-density residential zones, and institutional zones.

However, it will allow a higher regular building limit of 90 meters for structures that will be built within the 500-meter radius from the boundary of railway station or intermodal transit station, and 110 meters (about 33 stories) for structures in zones within identified major commercial zones, high-density residential zones, and institutional zones.

It added the city government may allow construction of a tower building that will serve as the city’s “tallest landmark postcard image” in Maa and Matina (zone 3) Bangkal (zone9), and City Hall Complex to Bucana area (zone 10) with a height higher than the premium height limitation.

But it should not exceed what the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has set as limitations such as 72 to 162 meters (about 21 to 49 stories) for zone 3; 162 meters for zone 9; and 145 meters (about 44 stories) for zone 10.

To be awarded with the privilege of building the tallest landmark in the city, the proposed law provides that the project’s design must be unique and should bear semblance to or representation of the city’s culture and heritage, make at least 50 percent of its ground floor area accessible to the public, and its summit must also be made accessible by the public for viewing purposes either for free or for a fee.

It added the proposed law will guide, control, and regulate future growth and development of the city; provide an orderly pattern of development that is both transit-oriented and transit responsive; conform to flight safety regulations and improve disaster-resilience; preserve view of cultural and heritage sites; promote and improve urban livability index such as better air quality, sufficient access to sunlight, open and green spaces and urban connectivity and mobility efforts; and, provide incentives to the private sector in improving the build environment.

Some of the existing tallest buildings in the city are the 33-story mixed-use condominium Aeon Tower, 37-story Vivaldi Residences, and twin-tower Avida (19-story tower 1 and 23-story tower 2). (Antonio L. Colina IV/MindaNews)


Davao City eyes limiting building height
KARINA V. CANEDO
February 27, 2017


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DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio ordered selected department heads to initiate a study whether or not the city has the legal right to limit the height of buildings to be built in the city.

City Administrator Zulieka Lopez said, after the meeting of the department heads Monday, February 27, that the mayor gave instruction to the City Planning and Development Office, City Engineer’s Office, and the City Legal Office to explore the crafting of the ordinance that will require uniform height requirements for the building.

“The mayor wants the department heads to come up with an ordinance that will only allow or encourage certain height requirements of all the buildings of the city na hindi magiging skyscrapers, na fifty storeys up (that would not be skyscrapers or fifty storeys up),” she said.

She said that technical aspects are considered like maximum capacity of the buildings built in one area, and the type of soil where the buildings are built.

“This is also not to block the view of the Mt. Apo because it is also an icon,” she said.

Lopez said that, as of the moment, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines is currently the only government agency that sets limit to the height of buildings as it ensures the buildings are not too high to interfere with the flight of the airplanes.

She clarified that the study for an ordinance is for the city’s urban planning purposes.

“Wala itong connection alang sa linog (It doesn’t have a connection with earthquakes), but as you build buildings, you consider everything including earthquakes,” she said.

Lopez added that a soil testing will be conducted in areas and also took note that the majority of areas of Davao are swampy areas covered with soil.

It has been the common observation among those in the construction sector that building high in the city costs more because of the massive piling foundation needed

A lot of very good ideas for urban planning. Frankly we should have more such ordinances in our urban areas to encourage better growth.
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