During the recent years, Guaynabo has enjoyed a well planned growth following the guidelines of modern engineering.
There have been several projects to enhance the quality of life of the people of Guaynabo. Some of the most important projects include: the School of Fine Arts, the Multiple Services Building, the Sports Museum, La Marquesa Forest Park, Museum of Transportation, facilities for the Municipal Athletic League and the Felix Pagan Pintor boxing gym in the Amelia neighborhood to help young people who are interested in this sport.
A recent and important project is Highway 834, a modern road built at a total cost of $38.1 million solely with municipal funds. This highway interconnects neighborhoods such as Camarones, Rio, Hato Nuevo, Mamey I and II and Sonadora.
In the municipality there are several centers of commercial activity and employment which help to provide a strong economic base for the city. These centers include the Frente Portuario (Port), Amelia Industrial Park, the Julia Industrial neighborhood, commercial and industrial factories along the PR-165, PR-1, Metro Office Park and shopping centers: San Patricio Plaza; Suchville Gallery; Plaza Guaynabo; Ave. Emerald; Torrimar Shopping Center; Jardines de Guaynabo and the González Giusti Street.
The mountainous area of Guaynabo starts sharply from the center of the town and spreads out towards the borderline with the municipality of Aguas Buenas. In this area is La Marquesa Hill, 510 feet above sea level and .On October 19, 2008 the first phase of the Marquesa Forest Park opened to the public. Thousands of visitors enjoyed this “green lung”, which, as of October 21, 20012, completed two more phases.
Guaynabo also has several health centers: the Guaynabo Medical Mall, the Hato Nuevo Health Center (CDT) and the Amelia Health Center (currently under renovation).
Guaynabo residents enjoy a number of social programs such as vouchers for school clothes, as well as the Municipal housing program, established to handle funds and municipal initiatives for the provision of adequate housing for low-income families. The Municipal Administration implemented in 2001 an innovative program to relocate families living under unsafe conditions and place them in safe and modern housing. The successful program has been implemented by the Federal Government in several cities of the American nation, modeling it after the Guaynabo program. Some of these projects are: Portales de Sofia, Miradores de Sabana, Villas de Concepción I and II, Jardines los Filtros, Balcones de Sevilla, Sunset Harbor and Town House Pueblo.