The River Club in Observatory is set to undergo a R4 billion re-development over four years, that will include residential, retail and commercial components including a hotel, gym, shopping centre, offices, conference centre and schools.
On the Saturday 26 October Future Cape Town had the opportunity to put up our Your City Idea (YCI) installation on the streets of Observatory. The Your City Idea (YCI) installation intends to engage citizens in public spaces by asking them questions and allowing them to vote.
The Your City Idea installation, a shortlisted World Design Capital 2014 project, will pop-up on Lower Main Road in Observatory this Saturday.
On 25 May 2013, between 13:00 to 17:00, Lower Main Road from Main Road in Observatory to Malta Road in Salt River was closed off to cars and opened to people to experience their street differently. The opening ceremony was completed by a group of children who signed their names on the street in chalk, endorsing the Open Streets Manifesto. This invites everyone to treat all who use our streets with respect; to actively create inclusive public streets and to find ways to bridge the social divides of our city.