Mandani Bay is undoubtedly at the forefront of Mandaue City’s transformation. For the highly urbanized city, it is only a matter of time before it becomes more than just the gateway to the north and south of Cebu and to Lapu-Lapu.
The site on which Mandani Bay sits is part of the North Reclamation Area, which spans 191 hectares starting from Mahiga Creek to the Mandaue City Hospital, and stretches across Barangays Centro and Subangdaku.
Not to be confused with Cebu City’s own reclamation project which was undertaken by former Cebu City Mayor and Governor Sergio Osmeña, the North Reclamation Area was the brainchild of the late former Mandaue City Mayor, Demetrio Cortes, Sr., who served from 1964 to 1986. The idea gained traction and was finally undertaken in the early 1990s during the term of Mayor Alfredo Ouano.
The spotlight first shined on the North Reclamation Area in 2006, when the Cebu International Convention Center was opened in time for the 12th ASEAN Summit. Today, the area is bustling with business thanks to malls, hotels, schools, hospitals, fast-food restaurants, and car dealerships.
In the next few years, property development in Mandaue City’s North Reclamation Area is expected to turn into the city’s world-class central business district, the glittering crown of which is Mandani Bay.