Verde Moca 490 is a mixed-use development, where commercial spaces and housing are integrated on Melchor Ocampo Street, at the corner of Ponciano Arriaga. This project is part of the Ocampo Movement (MOCA), an integral plan to revive Monterrey city center.

The project was designed according to the TOD regulations (Transport-Oriented Development), due to its proximity to “Padre Mier" subway station, being one of the main traits of MOCA.

The project consists of a tower out of a volume with parking and commercial areas. The set is connected vertically by a structural core with 6 elevators, and with 2 emergency stairs at both ends at the apartment levels.

The first 2 levels and basement of the tower are intended for commercial use, connecting the street level to the first parking level (N3) through a helical ramp. The floor of amenities extends throughout the N10 and the N11 is the first housing level with 20 apartments ranging from 32 m2 to 62 m2.

From N12 and up there are 13 apartments per level, where terraces were designed to achieve a mirror effect, to create a gesture of movement on the main facade.

There is a 1 PH level on level 40, where the apartments at the ends of the building become a terrace for the lower apartments at level 39. Finally, at the roof level, there are exclusive and open terraces belonging to the PH units with panoramic views of the city.

Within the commercial block, 3 levels of premises were designed. On the basement level, a 1,800 m2 commercial space was designed. Also, on the ground floor and N2, there are approximately 2,000.00 m2, giving a total net area of 3,800.00 m2.

The housing tower has an average 1,092 m2 construction area per level, where there are 10 apartment types. The housing units are placed on N11 up to N40 PH.

Project Info






Monterrey, N.L., MX.


3,118.02 m2; 33,562.08 sq ft.


59,000 m2; 635,070.71 sq ft.

Architectural design

Arq. Rodrigo G. de la Peña L.

Architectural design team

Arq. Daniel Leos, Are. Jesús Jiménez, Arq. Sergio Gurrola, Arq. Sofía Bojórquez, Arq. Daniel Cruz, Arq. Cristian Barajas.


Arq. Rubén González, Arq. Gerardo Ramírez.

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