The City of Cape Town reminds members of the public that tomorrow, 21 March 2017, is the last day of the exhibition of the six proposals from the private sector for the development of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct. The Cape Town Civic Centre will be open to those who have not had the chance to view the exhibition as yet. Read more below:
‘Despite tomorrow being a public holiday, the Cape Town Civic Centre will be open to the public from 08:30 to 16:00. I encourage residents to make use of the opportunity to come and view the exciting proposals and to tell us what they think,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member: Transport and Urban Development, Councillor Brett Herron.
The exhibition is second floor in the podium block of the Cape Town Civic Centre in Hertzog Boulevard.
‘The exhibition gives us a glimpse of the future by demonstrating how transit-oriented development can transform Cape Town’s spatial reality. It shows us how we could reshape one of the most valuable, vital and iconic precincts in the Mother City comprising of the three unfinished highways on the western, central and eastern side of the Foreshore Freeway Precinct and a strip of City-owned land – 6 ha in size and 140 m wide – that is located under and between the existing and unfinished highways,’ said Councillor Herron.The proposals for this strip of land must address Cape Town’s traffic woes and affordable housing needs. The development of the precinct will be on a scale never seen before in Cape Town.
Each proposal consists of the following:
· a digital animation displayed on a television screen, illustrating the proposal through visual elements
· panels with wording, explaining the proposal in more detail; and
· maps of the proposed realignment of the entrance and exit routes in and from the Cape Town central business district and Foreshore Freeway Precinct
Some of the proposals also include a physical architectural model that elaborates on the proposed development.
Residents and interested parties can record their views at two public comment stations on the second floor concourse level.
‘These comments will be collated by the multidisciplinary Bid Evaluation Committee (BEC) who will take the public comments into account as part of the extensive evaluation process that will result in the selection of the preferred bidder(s).
The evaluation process will also include the assessment of key components of the project, including the viability of the transport solution, the provision of affordable housing, and the financial model,’ said Councillor Herron.