The smallest barangay to complete Cluster 1 or Central Cluster is Barangay Urdaneta with a total land area of 0.7399 square kilometers. It is one of the first centrally planned communities together with Forbes Park, San Lorenzo and Bel-Air which was established in the 1950s by the Ayala Family. Originally, Urdaneta and Bel-Air is form part of a single village called “Beldaneta”.
The barangay is bounded by the roads of EDSA, Ayala Avenue, Makati Avenue, and Buendia Avenue. Its bounding barangays are Bel-Air (north and west), San Lorenzo (south), and Forbes Park (east).
Its primary use is considered purely residential same with Barangay Dasmariñas. Its main revenue source comes from real property tax and internal revenue allotment. The Mandarin Oriental and the Peninsula Hotel the noticeable establishments in the area.
Barangay Urdaneta, a barangay belonging to District I is considered the smallest barangay of Makati City having a total land area of 73.7564 hectares and a population of 3,500. It is bounded by EDSA, Makati Avenue and Ayala Avenue. Originally, Urdaneta and Bel-Air were part of one village, called Beldaneta.
It was later subdivided into Bel-Air and Urdaneta. The first known Barangay Captain is Mr. Rodolfo Samson with Mr. Antonio A. Yupangco serving as one of the kagawads. Most of its income is derived from real property tax share, residence certificates, clearances, and internal revenue allotment shares. Urdaneta Village through its association, its primary residential area, strictly prohibits commercial establishments within the village. Most business establishments are found in the plaza, Ritz Towers, Gilarmi Apartment, Tuscany Condominium, Olympia Towers, Le’ Parc, Atrium Building, DBP Building, Metrobank Plaza, and One Roxas Triangle. The hotels and restaurants within its jurisdiction include Mandarin Oriental and the Peninsula Hotel.
Predominant Economic Activities
Hotels, restaurants, offices spaces, banks, and condominiums
Major Business Establishments
Ritz Towers, Gilarmi Apartment, Tuscany Condominium, Olympia Towers, Le’ Parc, Atrium Building, DBP Building, Metrobank Plaza, One Roxas Triangle. The hotels and restaurants within its jurisdiction include Mandarin Oriental and The Peninsula Hotel
LOCATION AND PHYSICAL FEATURES
South: San Lorenzo
North: Ayala creek going to Ayala Avenue
South: Ayala Avenue
West: Makati Avenue
Total Land Area: 73.75 Hectares
Existing Land Use: Residential and Commercial