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07/03/2017: City Transformation extends written comments deadline
07 March 2017
The City Transformation unit within the Department of Development Planning has extended its deadline for the submission of written comments for the Inner City Eastern Gateway Urban Development Framework to 17 March 2017.

Member of the Mayoral Committee for Development Planning, Cllr Funzela Ngobeni said the inner city has been of strategic importance for the City of Johannesburg over the decades. Located on the eastern fringe of the City’s Central Business District, the inner city serves as a strategic and convenient location.

“The Inner City Eastern Gateway has the potential to perform a central role in relation to the City’s transformed spatial vision and focus on bringing housing opportunities to job centres,” said Ngobeni.

The Urban Development Framework sets out the following vision for the Eastern Gateway:

The ICEG must become an inclusive series of inter-connected neighbourhoods accommodating an economically and demographically diverse resident profile with a well-integrated, liveable, high density urban environment within easy reach of nearby job centres and social amenities.

The three main strategic thrusts of the UDF in support of the vision are:
1. The densification of the CBD interface principally in New Doornfontein and City and Suburban;
2. Corridor development along major movement routes, including Albertina Sisulu, Commissioner/Roberts, Main and Jules Streets; and
3. Transit-Orientated Development around PRASA and BRT Stations.

The following core interventions are proposed:
1. Formalise residential densification;
2. Broaden the housing offering in the area to cater all needs;
3. Improve accessibility and connectivity;
4. Expand the areas economic base;
5. Repurpose the urban environment to its transformed context and new role;
6. Maximise and improve the existing extensive open space system.
The draft Inner City Eastern Gateway Urban Development Framework from January 2017 has been submitted for comment and will accept inputs until Friday, 17 March 2017.

Please follow the link to the report for your consideration and kindly forward the Development Planning Department your written comments on or before the deadline. Please submit your comments to Mohini Chanderalall, Strategic Urban Planner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The City will consider all inputs.

IECG UDF link:
https://goo.gl/98tiiC

For media queries, please contact:
Poppy Louw
Stakeholder Relations Officer, Office of the MMC – Development Planning – Cllr Funzela Ngobeni

Tel: 011 407 6695
Cell: 074 828 3974
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.joburg.org.za

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Last Updated on 07 March 2017