The 15-hectare parcel of land has been approved for development by the Liesbeek Leisure Properties Trust. The planned mixed-use development will be a significant boost to the Cape Town economy as the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown remains. It is envisaged that 5,239 jobs will be created in the construction phase alone.
The project will also create up to 19,000 indirect and induced jobs. The development design intends to create a 150,000sqm2 mixed-use space, divided into commercial and housing uses across two precincts. The developer intends 31,900sqm2 to be used for residential purposes.
"The proposed development will meet the requirements of inclusivity and integration. It combines various land uses and a mix of income groups by offering market-driven and affordable housing opportunities - the latter of which will be physically integrated with the other residential units in the apartment complexes," said the City of Cape Town in a statement.
"The planned mixed-use development will be a significant boost to the economy and the people of Cape Town in the aftermath of the national Covid-19 lockdown. The City has carefully and thoroughly considered all of the submissions and concerns during the appeal process. We are acutely aware of the need to balance investment and job creation, along with heritage and planning considerations. It is clear that this development offers many economic, social and environmental benefits for the area. We are committed to driving investment to revitalise the economy, which is slowly recovering following the impact of Covid-19," said executive mayor Dan Plato.
Erf 151832, a 15-hectare parcel of land has been approved for development by the Liesbeek Leisure Properties Trust. The planned mixed-use development will be a significant boost to the Cape Town economy.— City of Cape Town (@CityofCT) April 20, 2021
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The development is envisaged to take place in phases, with construction set to take place over three to five years. The development of Precinct 1 includes mixed-used and a floor space of approximately 60,000sqm2. Precinct 2 will house the Amazon headquarters, which is 70,000sqm2 of floor space.