SM City Cauayan

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SM City Cauayan
Official logo of SM City Cauayan.png
Mall logo
Location National Highway cor. Rivera Street, District II
Cauayan City, Isabela
Opening date May 30, 2014 [1]
Developer SM Prime Holdings
Management SM Prime Holdings
Owner Henry Sy, Sr.
Total retail floor area 66,299 m2 (713,640 sq ft)[2]
No. of floors 2
Parking 570 cars[2]
Website SM City Cauayan

SM City Cauayan is a shopping mall owned by SM Prime Holdings. The mall is located along National Highway, District II, Cauayan City, Isabela, Philippines. It is the first SM Supermall in the whole Region 2, better known as Cagayan Valley. It is designed by DSGN Associates, EAurelio Landscape Design Inc. and JRP Design Inc.


In terms of historical beginnings, District II is a young Barangay compared with other barangays in the City of Cauayan with historical account that begun during the Spanish period. It was only during the second term of Ex-Mayor Tranquilino Dalupang (1956-1964) that the town proper of Cauayan was divided into "poblacion", thus creating three separate districts. Each was identified as "Poblacion Uno", "Poblacion Dos" and "Poblacion Tres", from which Barangay District II was born[3]SM Cauayan City is located at District II, Cauayan City, Isabela. Before SM City Cauayan was built, the Cagayan Valley region is one of the few regions on the Philippines without SM Supermall. Isabela, the richest province among the 5 provinces in the region was the prospect of the SM Management as future site of the mall. Originally, it was supposed to be built in Santiago, the commercial center of the region, in 2009, but was shelved due to undisclosed reasons.[4] In 2011, SM Prime transferred the project to the province's second city, Cauayan City.[5] On November 8, 2012 SM Investments Corp. has set a P65 billion capital expenditures for 2013 for future SM Malls including the SM in Cauayan City, the expanded SM Megamall and SM Aura Premier.[6] Construction began in 2012 in the acquired lot of former Isabela Colleges, the mall was set to open in 2013 but it was moved to March 2014 and then again to May 30, 2014 making it the 49th SM Supermall in the Philippines.


Cauayan, Isabela is the Agro-Industrial Capital of Cagayan Valley and the Central Business District of Region II where rice and corn are the main products. Millions of people residing in this region are either directly engaged in farming, food processing, and other agri- businesses yet the number of shopping centers have remained limited and scattered. According to SM Supermall,[7] Cauayan was viewed by SM Malls as an ideal starting point in establishing the company's presence up North-East Luzon as it caters to unserved markets. SM City Cauayan is the first SM Supermall in North-Eastern Luzon, and the third SM City mall in Northern Luzon. First, being SM City Baguio in the Cordilleras, followed by SM City Rosales, in Pangasinan.

Design and Construction[edit]

Described by SM Supermall as its first Strip mall, SM City Cauayan holds the title as the first non-premier SM Supermall to offer al-fresco malling.

The mall features a landscape that incorporates nature into the design. Ceiling fans are used to ventilate the arcaded walkways and storefront hallways, a green and cost-effective approach compared with the typical use of air conditioners. Its exterior features include warmly colored panels in random pattern combined with glass and steel finishes for a modern touch. Its carpark building has LED parking locators to make it convenient for customers while at the same time minimizing the fuel consumption.[7]

Preceded by
SM City BF Parañaque
49th SM Supermall
Succeeded by
SM Center Angono


  1. ^ "SM City Cauayan opening date announcement". Facebook. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Krista Angela M. Montealegre, May 30, 2014 "SM launches first mall in Cagayan Valley". Interaksyon TV 5
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  4. ^ Alluad, R. "SM Prime to Build Santiago Megamall". SM Prime Holdings. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Montealegre, Krista. "SM group sets record capex for 2013". InterAksyon. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "SM Investments set P65B capex for '13". Balita. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "SM Prime 2012 Report" (PDF). SM Prime. Retrieved 31 December 2012.