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The Future City
All development effort of the local
government shall be geared towards full urbanizing and cityhood. The
City of Dasmariñas or Dasmariñas City shall be a harmonious blend of a
modernizing old town responding to the call of the time and an
enterprising migrant population both contributing to the city's growth
and development conductive to the attainment of its constituents goals
To ensure a balanced and integrated development of the city, a rational
spatial distribution of various land uses shall be effected. The city
will be divided into development clusters or sub-city groupings having
specific functions relative to land use and economic development. Each
sub-city will be a rational mixed land use settlement areas with
residential and commercial, institutional and recreational uses
adequately provided with basic social services and infrastructure and
utilities. Mixed usus shall be allowed provided the general character of
the development cluster or sub-city is not adversely affected.
Residential, commercial, institutional, recreational utilities are
considered light intensity uses and can therefore be mixed. Medium and
high intensity uses like the industrial shall be allowed only in
designated areas. Residential shall be designated with corresponding
densities. Low density residential area with R-1 districts shall have a
minimum lot size of 100 square meters. Medium density residential areas
or R-2 districts have a minimum of 50 square meters and high density
areas shall have lot sizes 37 square meters and below. Upgrading and
continuous improvement of residential areas of the native population of Dasmariñas shall be given impetus by the government. At the same time,
the city shall be open to new residential development and provide the
migrant population areas for residential purpose.
Commercial areas to be utilized for public markets, financial and
commercial banks and lending institutions, convenience shops and stores
shall also be provided. These are aimed at both promoting business and
trade and at the same time, providing employment opportunities to the
residents of the city.
Institutional areas shall also be provided for additional schools,
hospitals and other government institutions while upgrading the
facilities of existing ones shall also be a concern of the local
government. This is to further enhance the unversity center role of the
city relative to its neighboring municipalities, cities and provinces.
Recreational area and facilities shall be provided for the well-rounded
physical fitness development of its population, specifically the growth
Environmental sanitation and management is a major aspect of this
envisioned development for the city. An efficient garbage collection and
disposal system, drainage and sewerage system are must in a highly
urbanized and developed settlement area. Thus, the city government will
ensure that environmental sanitation systems are put in place and
operating efficiently and effectively.
Industrial developments will be the backbone of the city's economic
growth. The employment opportunities will operate and will provide
livelihood to the migrant population as well as the native residents.
The benefits that may be derived from these industries will help the
government perform its responsibility towards the city in terms of
services and utilities.
Consequently, the environmental management of industrial wastes is also
a promary concern of the government. The local government will require
industries located in the city to secure Environmental Compliance
Certificate and ensure conformity with the document and strict adherence
to the environmental safe guards provided therein. Installation of
Anti-pollution devices shall be strictly required for these industries.
With the full urbanization of the city, brought about by increase in
population and their corresponding increase in requirements in terms of
land area and services, the influx of migrants in the core of relocation
projects and rivate endeavors due to market forces as well as business
and industrial investors brought about by an environment created by the
development, oriented local officials and the strategic location of the
city and other areas will be greatly affected.
With the envisioned development of the city, it is assumed, that the
population will be benefited and their standard of living will be
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