The Iloilo CBD is the economic center of the City that is the traditional high-urban destination for the towns of the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras region. Conceptually, the CBD’s revitalization aims to transform the Iloilo downtown into a competitive, interesting and dynamic place that attracts businesses and where the existing community therein can grow in a sound, convenient and healthy place.
The strategy for development is centered on two themes:
- Improvement of both public infrastructure, public utility and private establishments in a manner that will make the area interesting and convenient for urban consumer markets in general; and
- Preservation of City Heritage through the conservation of heritage buildings; this heritage feature shall be made integral to the redevelopment effort to attract tourists in particular and to foster pride of place in the community.