CoCT makes land available for inner-city social housing

The City of Cape Town on Wednesday announced plans for inner-city social housing which will benefit the poor.

The affordable housing development is set to benefit 4 000 households and will be located less than 5km away from the Cape Town central business district (CBD).

Mayco member for transport Councilor Brett Herron says the precinct will run from Salt River through Woodstock into the CBD.

This is a precinct approach that will be on a neighbourhood scale rather than on individual sites as we have previously done.

Cllr Brett Herron, Mayco member for Transport and Urban Development

Herron says they are hoping to see mixed income, mixed-use developments on each of the demarcated sites.

Five City-owned sites will be made available to the private sector for the development of inclusionary and affordable housing opportunities.

What we are trying to do here is to integrate within the sites and within the neighbourhoods.

Cllr Brett Heron, Mayco member for Transport and Urban Development

We looking for social housing on the sites, affordable rental, have some commercial activities to cross subsidise some market related units - a mix of incomes, races and uses all on one site.

Cllr Brett Heron, Mayco member for Transport and Urban Development

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