Megaworld Northill Parade master plan unveiled

Bacolod City Councilor Jason Villarosa (left), representing Bacolod City mayor Alfredo “Albee” Benitez, and Megaworld Lifestyle Malls head Graham Coates unveil the Northill Parade masterplan. (Contributed photo)

BACOLOD City – Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, the retail and commercial arm of property giant Megaworld, unveiled its redesigned masterplan for Northill Parade, its retail and commercial development set to rise within the 53-hectare Northill Gateway township along the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road, Friday.

The 2.4-hectare Northill Parade is a free-standing retail development concept that features a total leasable area 1.1-hectares.

Aside from retail and dining establishments, the remainder of the space will be allotted to open spaces, parking, and landscaped pathways.

Northill Parade forms part of the 7.5-hectare mixed-use retail and leisure complex inside Megaworld’s Northill Gateway township.

“We are excited to introduce Northill Parade as our redesigned commercial development in Northill Gateway,”

This free-standing commercial concept is similar to the stopovers in the United States located along highways going to and from the airport. Aside from serving guests and tourists driving along the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road, Northill Parade will also offer great convenience to residents of Forbes Hill, Fountain Grove, and other nearby villages,” says Graham M. Coates, head, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls.

Among the first tenants that will soon have free-standing restaurant outlets each in Northill Parade include five (5) first-in-Bacolod international casual dining brands from The Bistro Group.

These brands include Denny’s, TGI Friday’s Randy’s Donuts, Texas Roadhouse, and Olive Garden.

This will be the first branches of Randy’s Donuts and Olive Garden outside of Metro Manila, with the upcoming Randy’s Donuts establishment also featuring a dedicated drive-thru lane.

“Northill Parade perfectly fits the concept of Northill Gateway as a township surrounded by a residential community and highlighted by an outdoor leisure setting that delights visitors with panoramic views of the Negros mountains and the amazing sunset at twilight.

Aside from those from The Bistro Group, there will be several other food and retail tenants that will be part of this development,” adds Coates.

In 2021, Megaworld opened McDonald’s Forbes Hill, the first-ever McDonald’s NXTGen store in Negros Occidental, just beside the iconic Bacolod City Welcome Marker.

The store is only a few steps away from the Megaworld’s 15-hectare residential village Forbes Hill and about a minute’s drive from the 24.5-hectare Fountain Grove community by Megaworld’s subsidiary Suntrust Properties, Inc.

Soon, a fully air-conditioned chapel that can  accommodate up to 250 people, as well as leisure and institutional components will also rise inside Northill Gateway to further complement the vibrant lifestyle taking shape in the area.

Set to open next year, Northill Parade is the latest development in Bacolod from Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, the retail and commercial development arm of Megaworld known for pioneering the concept of lifestyle malls in the Philippines.

Currently, there are 20 Megaworld Lifestyle Malls spread across the country, spearheaded by its flagship developments Eastwood Mall in Quezon City, Uptown Mall and Venice Grand Canal both in Taguig City, and Newport Mall in Pasay City.

Northill Parade is the latest destination rising soon in Northill Gateway, one of the 30 integrated township developments Megaworld, the only Philippine real estate development company to earn a ‘Hall of Fame’ distinction as ‘Best Developer’ after winning the Outstanding Developer Award at the Property and Real Estate Excellence Award by FIABCI Philippines for three straight years (2015, 2016, and 2017).

The company was also named the ‘Best Developer’ at the prestigious Philippines Property Awards by PropertyGuru for three consecutive years (2016, 2017, and 2018).