SM City GenSan breaks ground before year-end
SM Prime Holdings, Inc., the country’s largest mall operator, is finally pushing through with the ground breaking of its much-vaunted and much speculated multi-million peso investment in General Santos City - their first mall in South Central Mindanao by the third or fourth quarter of 2010.
To be called SM City GenSan, the mall according to Bariles’ reliable source, is purported to fill up all of 90,000 square meters of a three-story structure inside the 6-hectare property of the Salazar Family straddling the corner of Santiago Boulevard and San Miguel Street, which they have leased for 50 years. Please note that SM City Davao covers only 50,000 square meters of floor space.
See the GenSan MAP of the location by clicking here.
It is scheduled to open after eleven months of construction, in August-Seprember 2011.
Last week, the Human Resource Manager of SM City Davao, Ms. Rosemarie Beltran and three other managers paid a courtesy call on new GenSan Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio. They discussed with her and City Administrator Atty. Jong Gonzales their company’s intention to seek for tax incentives for their upcoming investment in the city.
According to Mayor Custodio, the tax breaks or incentives would be granted in exchange for the mall’s assurance that 80% of their job vacancies would go to the city’s residents, among other things.
For their part, the SM City Davao people will be conducting a JOBS FAIR for their GenSan Mall sometime in October 2010, in coordination with the PESO (Public Employent Services Office). This is on top of the regular job vacancy announcements they have been running for job seekers all over the Internet.
By the end of this month of July, it will be the turn of another group of SM managers, this time from Manila to visit Mayor Darlene Custodio. Where that meeting will again lead to, we could only speculate of wonderful things for the future of General Santos City.
What do you think, dear readers? Are you ready for SM City GenSan?