Even if condominium buildings have sprouted in the city one after another in the past years, a lot of Kagay-anons still do not fully understand the concept of condo living. For many, the ideal home is still a house on a lot, possibly gated and with a garden or patio.

But this is not to say that the condominium community here in Cagayan de Oro is not doing well – because it is. It may not constitute the majority of the city’s population, but more and more people are choosing the comfort, safety, and convenience offered by condominium living.

This is one of the reasons why Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC) decided to expand the concept of condo living by putting up a mixed-use building in CDO. Primavera City combines commercial spaces with residential units, in addition to a world-class hotel. This concept is similar to the apartment/condo buildings in other countries like Hong Kong and the United States. It’s also quite common in Metro Manila, particularly in Makati.

Why You Should Choose Mixed-Use Condo Living

There are a lot of reasons why Kagay-anons should consider living in a mixed-use condo building. Let me enumerate some of the more important ones.


Mixed-used buildings, and condo buildings in general, are safe because they have 24/7 security. CCTV cameras are installed in strategic areas of the building. Security personnel follow condo rules such as requiring residents to have their own elevator keycards. Visitors also need to get a pass before they can enter the building or go to the unit of the resident they are visiting.

This is one of the reasons why a lot of families prefer living in a condo/mixed-use building.


Mixed-use buildings are basically one-stop-shops because they have everything you need. You don’t need to worry about running to the mall or supermarket every time you run out of eggs or milk – especially if it happens in the middle of the night. All you need to do is go down to the ground floor where the convenience store is located. And it’s open 24/7! (Yes, most mixed-use condos have convenience stores.)

In the Makati condo where my sister and her daughter lives (and where I stay when I visit), for example, I don’t have to worry about running out of food late at night. What I usually do is go down to the convenience store and buy whatever I need. I even bought my suitcase padlock from the same convenience store the night before my departure!

Primavera City
Primavera City is a mixed-use condominium.

Also, since Primavera City is located just a few steps away from SM City CDO (Uptown), you don’t have to worry about where to do your grocery, where to dine with friends, or where to watch blockbuster movies. Everything is just a few minutes away (including schools, offices, and other commercial establishments).


Residential units in mixed-use buildings are made of the best materials. They offer all the comfort you need in a home.

Aside from the shops and offices on the lower floors, these buildings also have amenities like swimming pools, gyms or fitness centers, playrooms for kids, and even party/meeting venues. Everything you need is under one roof.

Primavera City Pool
Primavera City Pool

At Primavera City, for instance, you’ll enjoy the comfort (and convenience) of setting up and organizing your kid’s birthday party in the building as there is an event area at the rooftop. Your kid and his/her guests can even enjoy the swimming pool while partying and celebrating!

Mixed-use buildings offer you the comfort of having everything you need within your reach.


If you choose to live in Primavera City, you won’t only enjoy the abovementioned benefits, you’ll also experience what it’s like to live in a green building.

Primavera City, like Italpinas’ first condo building here in CDO – Primavera Residences, boasts of environment-friendly features. It has photovoltaic panels on the rooftop and it uses a technology that allows air to freely go in and out of the building.

Primavera Solar Panels
Primavera Residences’ photovoltaic solar panels are also an essential feature of Primavera City.

Being a green building also means helping unit owners conserve energy. As such, your utilities expenses will be significantly lower.

In addition to all these, your family will also be safe from illnesses caused by pollution – like asthma and skin allergies.


Because everything you need is in the building, and its features are environment-friendly, you’re guaranteed to get the best investment if you choose to live in a mixed-use building like Primavera City.

And, of course, because it is a green structure, you’ll save a lot on household and utility expenses.


These are just some of the reasons why it’s time to embrace the concept of condominium living – particularly that of creating a home in a mixed-use building. These are reasons that deserve to be heard and considered, don’t you think so?

Primavera Solar Tower
Something you need to know.

If you’re interested in learning more about mixed-use condo living and what Primavera City offers, find time to visit them at http://primaveracity.italpinas.com/ or check out their Facebook page here.


(Photos from Italpinas Development Corporation. Used with permission.)

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