City of Cape Town to host second meeting on the future of District Six

The City of Cape Town will be hosting another online meeting
between 11:00am and 13:00pm on Thursday, the 22nd of October 2020 with
residents and interested groups about the local spatial development framework
or, local neighbourhood plan for District Six. This follows the well-attended introductory
meeting in September.

The City is providing five available venues where residents
can attend in person and who are required to RSVP before Tuesday, the 20th
of October 2020 due to the preparation and implementation of Covid-19 health
and safety protocols.

The venues will be the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, 12
Hertzog Boulevard; Subcouncil 16 Council Chambers, 44 Wale Street, CBD;
Heideveld Community Centre, 41 Jonkershoek Way; Bonteheuwel Civic Centre,
Corner Kiaat Road and Bluegum Street and Rocklands Civic Centre, Corner of
Lancaster and Park Avenue.

The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and
Environment, Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt says the City is embarking in all
earnest with their engagements with residents, beneficiaries and interested
parties to refine the work that was done in prior years.

Officials
will, at the meeting next week, explain the process going forward and there
will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions, and share their views on
the spatial vision they have for District Six. I want to encourage all to
please participate in this very important process
” she says.

The 2012 District
Six Spatial Development Framework will form the basis of the upcoming workshops
and the plan is available on the City’s website where it can be perused in advance.

The
redevelopment of District Six is one of the most important redress projects we
will see in Cape Town in coming years. The National Government is responsible
for the construction of the houses for beneficiaries and the restitution
process. The City’s role is to refine and finalise the LSDF for this area and
we will do so in collaboration with residents. The local neighbourhood plan is
very important as this plan will determine the look and feel of District Six
long after the houses for beneficiaries have been built. The LSDF will focus on
the location and design of public open spaces, how the area connects with
surrounding neighbourhoods, the land uses and future developments, the
provision of public facilities and roads, and so forth
” Alderman Nieuwoudt commented.

The online
presentations will be screened at the five venues.

Attendees at the
venues are advised that the wearing of face masks is compulsory; temperature
screening will be done on arrival; attendees will be required to complete a
contact form and use hand sanitiser; and social distancing will be observed in
line with COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

RSVP: DistrictSix.LSDF@capetown.gov.za
or Dilshard.Modak@capetown.gov.za,
please indicate at which venue you will attend the meeting.

Link to online
meeting:
https://meet.capetown.gov.za/nigel.titus/9PRJ07HB                                                                                                                     

Further
information:
Information
about the process, and documents and presentations related to the LSDF for
District Six are available on the City’s website, click on this link:  http://bit.ly/CCT-DistrictSix

Source: Propertywheel.co.za | https://propertywheel.co.za/2020/10/city-of-cape-town-to-host-second-meeting-on-the-future-of-district-six/

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