South Road Properties
Cebu city sm 2017 highway by sea.jpg
From top to bottom: Cebu South Coastal Road from SM Seaside City Cebu, SM Seaside City Cebu and Cebu South Coastal Road
Cebu Coastal Area
Cebu's Frontier
South Road Properties is located in Metro Cebu
South Road Properties
South Road Properties
Location of the DAVAO within Metro Cebu
Coordinates: 10°16′32.4″N 123°52′39.2″E / 10.275667°N 123.877556°E / 10.275667; 123.877556Coordinates: 10°16′32.4″N 123°52′39.2″E / 10.275667°N 123.877556°E / 10.275667; 123.877556
Country Philippines
RegionCentral Visayas
Metropolitan AreaMetro Cebu
CityCebu City
  • Mambaling
  • Inayawan
 • Total3 km2 (1 sq mi)
3 m (10 ft)
Highest elevation
6 m (20 ft)
 • Total216
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
Area code2

The South Road Properties (SRP), also known as the South Reclamation Project, is a 300 ha (740 acres) reclamation area in Cebu City, Philippines. The area, which is reclaimed from Mactan Channel, is located off the coast of the southern district of Cebu City, near Barangays Mambaling, Inayawan, and Pasil. It spans from the shore of mainland Cebu to Kawit Point (formerly Kawit Island). An island-type reclaimed area, it is connected with mainland Cebu by the Cebu South Coastal Road (from which the area's name is derived from) and the Mambaling Access Road (officially the F. Vestil Street). Through the Cebu–Cordova Link Expressway, the SRP is also connected by land to Cordova and the island of Mactan.


In the late 1980s, then-Cebu City mayor Tomas Osmeña proposed reclaiming land from Mactan Channel, particularly the sea between mainland Cebu City and Kawit Island (a former quarantine facility during the American rule).[2][3] In 1991, the project was approved as part of the Metro Cebu Development Project, a study financed by the Japanese Official Development Assistance fund.[4] It was originally envisioned to house light industries but eventually evolved into a mixed-used development. The project started civil works in 1997, and was financed by a ¥12.315 billion (equivalent to about ₱5 billion in 2022) loan provided by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.[5][6] Works finished in 2002.


City di Mare

City di Mare (formerly "Citta de Mare", roughly translates into "city by the sea" in Italian) is a mixed-used development in SRP, owned and developed by Filinvest. The whole area takes up a total of 48 hectares (120 acres), the largest development in SRP by land area. The whole development is expected to consist of mid-to-high-rise residential buildings, office buildings, and a mall by the sea, named Il Corso (means "The Course" in Italian).

Nustar Resort & Casino

Main article: Nustar Resort & Casino

Nustar Resort & Casino, formerly known as Isla dela Victoria (Spanish for Victory's Island), is a resort and casino facility located on the site of the former Kawit Island (now Kawit Point). The development has a total land area of 8 hectares (20 acres). The project, which is expected to include restaurants, bars, a mall, convention center, casino, park, theater, and at least three hotels, is a joint venture of the Cebu City government and Universal Hotels and Resorts Inc., a subsidiary of JG Summit Holdings. Some parts of the project, including the casino, had a soft opening in May 2022.[7][8]

SM Seaside

Main article: SM Seaside

SRP's most popular development is the SM Seaside complex. The whole development takes up a total of 30 hectares (74 acres). The complex features the SM Seaside mall (the biggest shopping mall in Cebu), a 147 m (482 ft) observation tower, a marine theme park, and a chapel. The complex is also expected to include a school, a hospital, office buildings, and condominiums. The whole development is expected to cost 30 billion.[9]

South Coast City

Standing on the old San Pedro Calungsod Template Grounds, where the final mass of the 2016 International Eucharistic Congress was held, is South Coast City. A 26 hectares (64 acres) mixed-used project developed by SM Prime and Ayala Land, it launched in 2020, and will include mixed-used commercial blocks, an arena, a convention center, a 1.1 hectares (2.7 acres) central park, residential buildings, and office buildings, among others.[10]


Current infrastructure

Cebu South Coastal Road

The whole reclamation area is served by a two-way, six-lane divided road called the Cebu South Coastal Road (CSCR) which is a national road. The CSCR, which traverses the whole of SRP and connects Talisay to downtown Cebu City, also serves as an alternative road to the congested Natalio Bacalso Avenue. A large part of the boulevard has the Cebu Strait on its eastern side and a large array of developments on its western side. The reclamation area is connected to downtown Cebu City through the Cebu City South Coastal Road Viaduct along the Cebu South Coastal Road. The entire road forms part of National Route 840 (N840) for the Philippine highway network.

F. Vestil Street

The F. Vestil Street is a 1.2 km (0.75 mi) long, four-lane road which connects the SRP with Barangay Mambaling in mainland Cebu City. The road starts from the intersection with Natalio Bacalso Avenue under the Mambaling Flyover, which shortly leads up to an intersection with L. Gabuya Street and C. Padilla Street before terminating at the Cebu South Coastal Road. The road, which was previously unnamed, was and is also informally known as the Mambaling Access Road. On January 15, 2015, the road was formally named as F. Vestil Street, in honor of Francisco Vestil, a Mambaling native who was the flagbearer for the Philippines at the 1948 Summer Olympics and was a member of the Philippine basketball team that competed then.[11]

Cebu–Cordova Link Expressway

Main article: Cebu–Cordova Link Expressway

The Cebu–Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) connects the municipality of Cordova on Mactan Island and Cebu City through the Cebu South Coastal Road. The CCLEX is the third bridge linking mainland Cebu and Mactan Island. It is the first toll expressway in the Philippines outside Luzon and, at 8.9 kilometres (5.5 mi) long, is also the longest sea-crossing bridge in the Philippines, surpassing the San Juanico Bridge. It opened on April 2022.

South Road Properties Tunnel

The SRP Tunnel is a two-way, four-lane 0.97 kilometres (0.60 mi) dual carriageway, and is the first road tunnel in the Philippines. It began construction in 2006 and was inaugurated in 2010. Much like the SRP, it was financed by a loan from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation. The tunnel goes under Plaza Independencia and Fort San Pedro and connects the SRP to the North Reclamation Area through the Sergio "Serging" Osmeña Jr. Boulevard. It is a joint construction of the Cebu City and Japan governments.

Proposed infrastructure

As the largest remaining developable plot of land in Cebu City, the South Road Properties is being primed for future growth. With this, several infrastructure projects are also set in place to help facilitate this projected growth.

Cebu Bus Rapid Transit System

The Cebu Bus Rapid Transit System is a planned mass transit system for Cebu City. Once completed, it is expected to serve the SRP, and allows for a connection all the way to the Cebu IT Park. The Cebu BRT is also expected to become the first operational bus rapid transit project in the Philippines upon completion.

South Road Properties Roundabout

The SRP Roundabout or the SRP Rotunda is a proposed four-lane rotunda. It is to be located at the junction of the Cebu South Coastal Road and F. Vestil Street. The proposal of the project was approved by the Cebu City council on August 18, 2021. The rotunda project was proposed as to ease the traffic situation in the area and for a shorter route for motorists bound for Mambaling, instead of taking a U-Turn slot under the SRP viaduct. Construction is expected to be completed by 2023.[12][13][14]

See also


  1. ^ Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010 Archived 2012-06-25 at the Wayback Machine - Philippine Statistics Authority
  2. ^ Kawit Island and Cebu City South Reclamation Project
  3. ^ Kawit Point (formerly Kawit Island :: Vista Pinas
  4. ^ Fajardo, Fernando (March 30, 2012). "The missing Cebu City circumferential road". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  5. ^ "City wants to pay off foreign loan for SRP by borrowing P3B". SunStar Cebu. June 17, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2022.
  6. ^ Villarete, Nigel Paul C. "The South Road Properties (Part1)". The Freeman. Retrieved August 25, 2022.
  7. ^ Erram, Morexette Marie B. (12 December 2018). "ISLA DELA VICTORIA GETS OFF THE GROUND". CDN Digital. Archived from the original on 23 September 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  8. ^ sparksph (2022-05-08). "NuStar Resort and Casino is Finally Open". Retrieved 2022-07-24.
  9. ^ Garcia-Yap, Aileen (June 6, 2015). "SM hikes investment in new mall". Cebu Daily News. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  11. ^ Oaminal, Clarence Paul (August 20, 2015). "Francisco S. Vestil St., Cebu City". The Freeman. Retrieved December 1, 2022.
  12. ^ Ladeza, Sarah (2021-08-21). "Soon to rise: SRP Roundabout in Cebu City". Retrieved 2022-11-10.
  13. ^ Malinao, Mary Ruth R. "More steel bridges, roundabouts at SRP". Retrieved 2022-11-10.
  14. ^ "Cebu City Council seals proposal for SRP roundabout near SM Seaside". Retrieved 2022-11-10.