This edition of our project updates reveals two ongoing commercial developments found along Diversion Road — Iloilo City Center by Gaisano & 21 Avenue. If you’ve been tracking the progress of both developments closely over the past few months, you will notice no significant changes. If not, read on to get updated.

Iloilo City Center by Gaisano

The Iloilo City Center by Gaisano Capital Group stirred up the excitement of Ilonggos when they formally launched their massive multi-billion mixed-use development in 2013. They did it again in 2014 with an impressive video presentation that revealed plans of a 40-storey structure, man-made canals, and several bridges including one with an iconic Paraw-inspired design.

They have been silent so far with their public announcements in 2015. Nonetheless, continuous groundwork activities are being done on their 16-hectare site along Diversion Road in Mandurriao since last year. Currently, the road network and canals seem to be almost completed. It looks like they’ve also finished building at least 4 of 6 bridges.

Diversion Road view from Iloilo Business Hotel, Smallville, Iloilo City

Overlooking view facing the Iloilo City Center and Diversion Road.

Iloilo City Center by Gaisano construction viewed from Iloilo Business Hotel

Closer look at the road network and finished bridges.

21 Avenue

21 Avenue is an ongoing 4-storey commercial strip and expansion of Diversion 21 Hotel, the latest to be opened by the “21” hotel chain in the city. Located beside the main hotel building, it is now on its second floor of construction. From the looks of 21 Avenue’s billboard preview and the chain’s past developments, the building may host KTV rooms of Diversion 21 Hotel and commercial spaces for food shops.

In addition to 21 Avenue, the chain is also constructing District 21 Hotel, an upcoming 7-storey hotel near Atria Park District.

21 Avenue beside Diversion 21 Hotel under construction along Diversion Road, Iloilo City, Philippines

21 Avenue beside Diversion 21 Hotel under construction along Diversion Road.

Diversion Road view from Diversion 21 Hotel

Diversion Road view from Diversion 21 Hotel