ELEVATED FREEWAY: Cape Town's famous unfinished freeway was built 43 years ago. The City will ask the public to view potential ideas of its unfinished bridges. Image: iStock
Cape Town - On Monday, March 6 2017, the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, will officially open the "exhibition of proposals" for the Foreshore Freeway Precinct.
This follows a call to the private sector to submit proposals to unlock the potential of the unfinished bridges on the foreshore.
In June 2016, Mayor De Lille made the call for proposals with the Foreshore Freeway Prospectus, asking the private sector to submit ideas for the development of the precinct.
These ideas, the city says, could form the basis for a concept for the future of the Foreshore Precinct.
The City's exhibition of proposals open on Monday. What do YOU think should be done regarding the unfinished bridges in the CBD. ow can congestion be eased? Tell us via email, Facebook and Twitter.
According to the City of Cape Town: "The City will leverage the City-owned land beneath the unfinished bridges for development, and part of the conditions for the development proposals are that they must alleviate congestion and provide affordable, inclusive housing in the city centre.
"The response to the City’s call for proposals was overwhelmingly positive, with great enthusiasm from the private sector. The City extended the deadline for submission of proposals to February 9, 2017.
"We have received six proposals which will be exhibited at the Civic Centre for the public to view."
Where to view the proposals?
The display will be located on the second floor in the podium block of the Civic Centre and will be open for viewing from March 6-11 and from March 13 to 21 between 8.30am and 4pm. On Sunday March 19, the MyCiTi service will be free of charge for the public to use to visit the exhibition.