PRESIDENTIAL DECREE 957 The Subdivision and Condominium Buyers
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What PD 957 covers Subdivisions Condominiums
What PD 957 covers Medium cost housing Open market housing
Saleable vs. non-saleable 70% saleable 30% non-saleable
What are non-saleable areas? Parks and playgrounds Community facilities Circulation system
Parks and playgrounds Required for projects 1 ha. or more 3.5% minimum (20 lots / ha.) 9.0% maximum (65 lots / ha.) BUT not less than 100 sqm.
Parks and playgrounds
Community facilities Multi-purpose center required for projects 1 hectare or bigger
These areas are non-saleable
Hierarchy of roads
RROW widths Major road: 10.0m minimum Minor road: 8.0m minimum Applies to both medium cost and open market
Planting strips and sidewalks
Planting strips and sidewalks RROW Carriageway Sidewalk Planting strip 10.0m 8.0 m 1.2 m 0.8 m 8.0m 7.0 m 0.6 m 0.4 m
Minimum lot areas Medium cost Open market
Single detached 100 sqm. 120 sqm. Duplex 80 sqm. 96 sqm. Rowhouse 50 sqm. 60 sqm.
Minimum lot frontages Medium cost Open market
Single detached Corner lot 12.0 m 12.0 m Regular lot 10.0 m 10.0 m Interior lot 3.0 m 3.0 m
Duplex 8.0 m 8.0 m Rowhouse 4.0 m 4.0 m
Minimum lot: single detached
Minimum lot: duplex
Minimum lot: rowhouse
Minimum floor areas Medium cost = 30 sqm. Economic = 42 sqm.
Setbacks Follow NBC.
Minimum sizes of rooms Follow NBC.
Min. area Min. dimension Room for human habitation
Kitchen 3.00sqm 1.50m Toilet and bath 1.20sqm 0.90m
Parks and playgrounds Required if: 10 condo units or more Project is 1,000 sqm. or larger
May be waived if a public park is within 800m
Parks and playgrounds 50 sqm. for 10 condo units +3 sqm. for every additional unit
Parking Follow NBC: Units with a floor area of 18 sqm. 22 sqm. : One slot for every 8 units
Off-site parking OK if located 200m way or less from commercial condo.
OK if located 100m way or less from residential condo.
Roads Minimum RROW: 8.00m 6.00m for carriageway 2.00m for sidewalk/planting strip
For hierarchy or roads, follow requirements for subdivisions
Floor areas for condominiums Single occupancy 18 sqm. 12 sqm. for students
Family occupancy 22 sqm. for medium cost 36 sqm. for medium cost