Dubai unveils masterplan for new city district
The masterplan has been launched for Jumeirah Central, a major new district of Dubai.
The project includes 278 individual building projects and involves the construction of a mixed-use development with a gross floor area of 47 million sq ft. It will be built along Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road and is set to be home to 35,000 people.
The Jumeirah Central masterplan is a product of the collaborative work carried out over the last two years by about 19 government and private agencies, international specialists and consultants under the leadership of Dubai Holding.
Jumeirah Central will include a multi-modal transport network that includes aerial gondolas. Over half of the district will be made up of open spaces. It will be connected by a comprehensive cycling network that spans over 33 parks and open spaces. Other facilities will include nine million sq ft of retail space including three malls and 7,200 hotel rooms.
Dubai Holding chairman Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi said: “Jumeriah Central is a result of extensive research into future urban development and the creation of more cohesive societies. It is a clear demonstration of our leadership’s vision, aiming to further Dubai’s global position as an attractive destination for residents and tourists alike. The uniqueness of this project will not only be a model for advanced urban development, but will also play a key role in enhancing the quality of life and in shaping future generations. All project plans and designs have been endorsed by government authorities in Dubai and we expect to start development in the coming months.”
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This article was published on 5 Sep 2016 (last updated on 5 Sep 2016).