This site of 48 ha comprises an extensive piece of open undeveloped land in the southern suburb of Ottery, next to the existing Ottery commercial node. The City expects on this site, that will benefit from phase 2 of the City’s BRT roll-out programmes, innovative projects that will demonstrate new forms of medium to high density urban development with high environmental performance, in accordance with the objectives of the municipality to limit the ecological impact of City growth.
Competition timeframes for Cape Town sites extended to early 2019. New deadline for submission of Expression of Interest to be confirmed in the new year.
Medium to higher density mixed residential development (including affordable / gap housing) with associated community infrastructure and facilities, together with some higher density commercial / employment / mixed use nodal elements towards the existing Ottery commercial centre to the south. The stormwater / wetland parts of the site would need to be accommodated in a green open space network, which also includes some functional recreational open space.
City of Cape Town
Type of transfer intended
Normally full freehold disposal of the asset, but depends on the proposal (eg whether the planned upgrading of an informal settlement community that exists on a part of the site, is to be incorporated or excluded from the development proposal). A leasehold arrangement or a combination of freehold/lease options could also be considered where appropriate.
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