SM City Marikina

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SM City Marikina
SM Supermalls Logo.png
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LocationMarikina-Infanta Highway (Marcos Highway), Brgy. Calumpang, Marikina, Philippines
Opening dateSeptember 5, 2008
DeveloperSM Prime Holdings
BF Construction Corporation
ManagementSM Prime Holdings
No. of stores and services400+
No. of anchor tenants12
Total retail floor area124,878 m2 (1,344,180 sq ft)
No. of floors5
Parking2,000+ slots
Public transit accessMetro interchange  2  Santolan
WebsiteSM City Marikina
An aerial view of SM City Marikina

SM City Marikina is a shopping mall owned and managed by SM Prime Holdings, and is located in the of Kalumpang, Marikina City, Philippines. As part of the chain of SM Supermalls, the mall is owned by Henry Sy, Sr.

Upon completion in 2008, it is the 31st SM Supermall built in the Philippines, the 14th SM Mall built within Metro Manila, and 3rd among other SM malls to open in the eastern region of Metropolitan Manila, after SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City and SM Center Pasig in Pasig City. It is also the first SM Mall along Marikina-Infanta Highway before SM City Masinag as well as SM Cherry Antipolo.

SM City Marikina is located near Marikina River and Riverbanks Center. It is situated along Marcos Highway , Barangay Calumpang, Marikina City. This mall has a total of 60,000 square meter land area and a total of 124,877.85 square meter gross floor area, make it as the largest single building shopping mall along Marcos Highway and considered as one of the largest structures within Marikina valley.

SM City Marikina was opened to the public on September 5, 2008, with opening ceremonies headed by then MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando, and his wife, then Mayor of Marikina Marides Fernando, and attended by other city officials, as well as Sy and other SM executives.

History[edit]

The mall began its plans in 2006 when Henry Sy bought an estimated 120,000 square meter lot that was owned by Bayani Fernando which was supposed to become an amusement park called Fun Pamilya. Construction began on early 2006. SM Prime Holdings and BF Construction Corporation are the developers of the mall.

The mall's structures utilized strong vertical tubes, enabling the mall to support the upper levels (Basement 1 up to top floors) from its ground area (Basement 2). It also has new bridges (branching towards Marcos Highway) surrounding the establishment. The mall's main entrance is located at the 3rd level of the building (1st floor of the mall) to be at par with Marcos Highway's high elevation, and to minimize if not prevent damage to the structure and the mall itself during flooding.

Location[edit]

SM City Marikina is located beside the Marikina River and Riverbanks Center and situated along Marcos Highway, Barangay Calumpang, Marikina City. The location of the mall is accessible through different modes of public transport such as jeepneys, buses, AUVs, and taxis as well as train via Line 2 Santolan Station. There are also specialized bridges branching out to and from Marcos Highway bridge which all vehicles from Antipolo City going to Quezon City can directly access the mall. It also has an interchange beneath the Marcos Highway bridge, allowing all vehicles to easily access the different points of Metro Manila, like those en route to NAIA, Makati City, Ortigas Center, Bonifacio Global City and Eastwood City. SM City Marikina is near in many residential areas and its easily recognize structure in the area.

Mall features[edit]

SM City Marikina's is one of the largest building structures in Marikina. The mall features a five-level building (three upper floors function as the mall area and 2 lower floors serve as the indoor parking lots). It has a grand entrance, high ceilings and interplay of glass and steel, with modern Asian influences. Interiors have spacious areas with multicolored lighted ceilings with circle accents.

It has more than a thousand parking slots including provisions for motorcycle parking, a jeepney terminal for commuters, a 4-meter wide pedestrian overpass to and from the main mall area to the Line 2 Santolan station and another 2.40-meter-wide overpass to the Bus Bay 2 area.

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Preceded by
SM Center Muntinlupa
31st SM Supermall
2008
Succeeded by
SM City Rosales

Coordinates: 14°37′39″N 121°05′04″E / 14.6275181°N 121.0843778°E / 14.6275181; 121.0843778