On June 21, Cape Town Mayor, Patricia de Lille, announced the City’s plans for the Foreshore Freeways which aims to address Cape Town’s traffic and affordable housing issues. A 6 hectare strip of land extending from the Cape Town International Conference Centre Highway to the area located under and between the unfinished highways will set aside for housing opportunities for a diverse cross-section of income groups. Whether the unfinished highways stay or go, are completed, or redesigned altogether, is for the proposed bidders to put forward.
- A percentage of the development must be earmarked for affordable housing opportunities for beneficiaries and applicants who qualify across income groups.
- Proposals from bidders must include the provision of road infrastructure & development that will drive sustainable economic growth.
A public participation process will precede the proposed development. Residents and interested parties would be able to view 3D scaled models of bidders’ intended designs, which will be exhibited at the Cape Town’s Civic Centre’s public concourse.
Read more about the Foreshore freeways :
- Finishing the Foreshore Freeways?
- Cape Town without the Foreshore Freeways
- Moving Cape Town’s Harbour
- 35% of voters want to the Foreshore Freeways demolished
- IOL : New plan for Cape Town’s unfinished bridge
- Cape Town Magazine : Foreshore Freeway to be Connected to Cape Town N1 Route
- Statement by the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille City looking for a private partner to unlock the potential of our iconic unfinished highways
- City of Cape Town unveils plans for unfinished highways