In 2010, the City of Antipolo has finished updating its Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) covering the periods 2010-2020 and 2010-2013, respectively. Geared towards the attainment of the city’s vision to be the “Pilgrimage City at the Eastern Growth Corridor with Globally Competitive Economy…” the Sangguniang Panlungsod adopted these plans through City Resolution Nos. 2010-177 and 2010-176.
In these plans, the city identified its comparative advantages over other cities in Rizal and in Metro Manila that will attract the business sector to invest in the City.
The City Government of Antipolo had identified its six Growth Centers of Development to wit:
- Poblacion: Old Antipolo
- It is the Major Urban Tourism Area.
- Old Urban Center
- Administrative & Tourism Center- City’s major premier tourism center due to the presence of the old government center and the Cathedral, the pilgrimage hub.
- Masinag: Central Business District
- Central Business District - proximity to Metro Manila & as a catchment for the spill-over of urbanization from Metro Manila;
- Predicted to become the major urban center due to its strategic role as an intermodal transport hub triggered by the construction of the LRT Line 2; and
- High Intensity Commercial Development - in the area as well as presence of the large residential subdivision around it.
- Gate 2: Minor Commercial and Service Center
- Characterized by medium density commercial activities and a high density commercial development.
- The growth of this area is primarily due to the demands of the service-oriented businesses to serve the needs of a large population around the area.
- Over-time, additional commercial or shopping centers are expected to be built within this growth center.
- 4.9 km. away from Masinag
- Antipolo Government Center: New Administrative Center
- New Administrative Center- The development of Cabading is expected to spur growth and development in the eastern part of the city. The concept of a new town development shall be a major undertaking to distribute equitably social services and economic benefits to the population in that part of the city and to create a concentric administrative base for an efficient public service delivery.
- Pinugay: Agro-Industrial Center
- Availability of lands
- Suitable center for Agro-Industrial Development
- Presence of Agro-Industrial Support (Roads, water, electricity and communication)
- Conformance with the existing land use plan of the city
- Pinugay’s district advantage is it proximity to the Marikina-Infanta Road, a major trade route
- As a result of this, Antipolo’s sphere of economic influence will extend beyond its geographical boundaries.
- Boso-Boso: Local Service Center
- The nearby Boso-Boso will eventually be a potential local service center as a result of the industrial development in the Pinugay area. Aside from its terrain which is ideal for urban development, another advantage of Boso-boso is its proximity to the Marikina-Infanta Road which is considered a major transport route toward Quezon Peninsula.
- Potential local service center as a result of the industrial development in the Pinugay area;
- Aside from its terrain which is ideal for urban development, another advantage of Boso-boso is its proximity to the Marikina-Infanta Road which is considered a major transport route toward Quezon Peninsula.