Greater Ellis Park

Draft Precinct Plan
July 2005

Please note: some of the photographs and diagrams have been deleted to enhance this document's web usuability.

EDUCATION PRECINCT

LOCATION

The Education Precinct is located in Doornfontein and is bordered by Saratoga Avenue to the north, the railway edge to the south, Sivewright Expressway to the east, and Nugget Street to the west.

Precinct Area: 40,5 ha

Population: Students: approx 7500

Function : Predominantly Institutional

Management : The Precinct is managed by the Region 8 Administrative office and affected by all policies developed by the Central City Departments.

ASSETS AND CHALLENGES

Summary of problems associated with the precinct :

  • Fragmented land uses
  • Environmental decay
  • Compromised heritage resources
  • Haphazard and unmanaged small and informal trading
  • Unmanaged and un planned public transportation facilities
  • Unreliable bus and taxi operations
  • Safety and security issues
  • Lack of accessible social and entertainment facilities for the youth.

Traffic and Public Transport Problems

  • There is no sufficient public transport services to the east of the Bertrams residential area
  • Doornfontein station is congested with passengers entering the platform via one cross –bridge only
  • There are no direct taxi services to the Doornfontein Station
  • Pedestrian movement's from Doornfontein Bus/Taxi terminals are only through the Ellis Park Station subway and cross Sivewright Avenue at Error Street.
  • Significant at-grade pedestrian, vehicle conflict occurs on Sivewright Avenue just south of the railway bridge, since steps are provided on the roadside down to the pavement level.
  • The current proposed Inner City Distribution service excludes the Ellis Park area
  • Taxi holding is problematic
  • Assets and challenges
  • Scrap yard opening onto Beit StrInformal street trade in front of an unused shop Informal accommodation and trade near the railway station
  • Active shop frontage onto Beit St
  • Dilapidated and closed shop frontage onto Beit, currently under renovation
  • Informal trade needs to be monitored

LAND USE ZONES

Proposed overall Development Guidelines
Allow for flexible Floor Area Ratio (F.A.R) of up to 2.8.Depending on the area of erven, allow for average coverages of 70% with a possibility to increase to up 85% on erven abutting the Doornfontein Station and those at the confluence of major streets.
Relax parking requirements to allow on-street parking with the exception of Sivewright Expressway, Saratoga – Charlton Terrace and End Street.Enforce the City Council's Informal Trading Management policy in the precinct.
Apply a mixed-use land-use zoning through the relaxation of the height zone restriction.

OBJECTIVES
1. Reinforce the educational function of the precinct.
2. Improve public transportation and pedestrian circulation in the area.
3. Intensify and diversify land uses within the precinct to enhance and reinforce its institutional function.
4. Enhance connectivity and accessibility within the precinct and between the precinct and the rest of the city.
5. Improve the legibility and the quality of the public environment.
6. Improve safety and security for residents and visitors.
7. Develop on the existing heritage resources to enhance the character of the environment.
8. Promote it as a new tourism destination place for the city.
9. Promote the development of a sustainable and balanced educational node to support youth development and meet the city's 2030 objectives.

CRITICAL PROJECTS
Beit Street Retail Strip Regeneration - the upgrade and development of Beit Street into a commercial high street.

Beit Street Square - new public open space surrounded by an interactive retail, restaurant and coffee shop edge will become the new UoJ entrance onto Beit Street and a dynamic 24 hour node catering to students and residents.

Parking Courts - upgrade and development of Sherwell and Pearse streets to accommodate a number of new parking bays as support for other developments in the area, such as UoJ and the station, and also to better access to existing facilities such as the Salvation Army, local schools and churches, and the Alhambra Theatre.

Doornfontein Station Node - (including Currey Street ) upgrade and development of Doornfontein Station into a world class public transport node catering to the potential crowds of 2010 and other future large-scale sporting events, while increasing access within the city and providing service facilities and retail opportunities for day-to-day commuters

Ellis Park Skywalk - elevated pedestrian walkway running along railway reserve properties linking Doornfontein and Ellis Park stations and the new Miller Street underpass and increasing safe pedestrian movement between the precincts adjacent to the railway

Expressway Galleria - large scale comm ercial intervention providing a-grade retail and office sp ace within the heart of the GEPD as well as 1000 parking bays. A gross lettable area of 45000m (four storeys above ground) with parking accommodated in a double level basement. Ultimate ly the development becomes theprimary interchange between the sport and educa tion precincts and an intermediate landmark, in tandem with th e Beacon, between thestadiums and the TWR

The Ellis Park Beacon - a literal waypoint that will demarcate entrance to the GEPD from the north and serv e to both define an architectural character in its constr uction, as well as display useful information about events and occurrences within each of the precincts, expected primarily to be in connection with the stadiums or the TWR

Alhambra Heritage Cluster - development of existing building stock deemed to have significant architectural heritage value with a view to making practically and commercially viable investments while maintaining the buildings original architectural character. TheAlhambra will be the flagship project of this GEPD wide initiative.

Beit Street Retail Strip Regeneration - the upgrade and development of Beit Street into a commercial high street.

Beit Street Square - new public open space surrounded by an interactive retail, restaurant and coffee shop edge will become the new UoJ entrance onto Beit Street and a dynamic 24 hour node catering to students and residents.


MANUFACTURING PRECINCT

LOCALITY
The railway to north and east, Nugget Street to the west and Bezuidenhout to the south. The area is approximately 40ha

CHARACTER
Predominant land uses are-warehousing and industrial uses. This precinct is historically industrial and therefore has few community facilities. It is home to the Jeppe Police Station and the Doornfontein station.

CURRENT LAND USE PATTERNS

  • The land use zoning for this area is mostly general, allowing for a mix of land uses.
  • Sivewright Road runs from north to south and divides the precinct into two roughly equal triangular portions, each with adistinct character.
  • The area west of Sivewright is a continuation of the Inner City, and the roads are lined with buildings which house commercial uses like shops and offices. This area is a spillover from the typical inner city character, displaying bustling pedestrian traffic and large numbers of hawkers.
  • It also features many 'bad' and poorly maintained buildings. Doornfontein Post Office is in this part of the precinct.
  • The area to the east of Sivewright Road is dominated almost wholly by industrial uses, although these uses are in general decline.
  • There are signs of the industrial buildings being used for residential purposes without the requisite residential services.
  • Van Beek Street has been taken over by taxis, with a large number of them parked along both sides of the road. This has caused many unregulated informal garages and car washes to mushroom, contributing to the general unsightliness of the area.
  • The most important facility in this part of the Precinct is the Jeppe Police Station which serves the entire Study Area.

Proposed overall Development Guideline Proposals
Compatibility between the light industrial uses and residential uses may be achieved through a more integrated Site Development Plan approach;
Off-street parking and off - and on-loading to be encouraged in order to keep the streets generally accessible by the residential community;
Use parking lots for temporary recreational activities during the non-working hour periods;
Establish local planning committees to provide a forum for local inputs (i.e. scoping forums);
Permit other business activities within the mixed-use areas. No heavy industries or industries generating certain levels of noise may be permissible;
Create cycle and pedestrian paths along the side-walks in order to encourage alternative transportation modes.

OBJECTIVES
1. Improve safety and security and general upkeep of the area.
2. Development of an efficient, world-class, safe and well managed inter-modal transport hub around Ellis Park station.
3. Define pedestrian-friendly movement routes through the precinct connecting major transportation nodes.
4. Support existing light industrial/manufacturing enterprise and promote the development of new SME businesses.
5. Promote the adaptive reuse of underutilised commercial buildings and, where appropriate, the conversion of industrial uses into well-managed accommodation.

CRITICAL PROJECTS
Better Buildings Programme - City-led initiative to identify abandoned or under-used office buildings and convert them into affordable and accessible accommodation.

Ellis Park Station Transport Hub - upgrade and development of the existing facilities to increase their capacity that will, in conjunction with the rail services and the skywalk, form a regional transport hub meeting day-to-day commuter demands with the infrastructure to handle increased volumes for special events.

Pedestrian-friendly Routes - an extension of both the Better Buildings Programme and taxi terminus upgrade that will ensure pedestrian movement is easy and secure between modes of transport as well as within the Hub's community of residents and workers

Southern Gateway - large-scale iconic intervention that will, like the Ellis Park Beacon, be a waypoint and signpost to the GEPD. It will also mark a significant open space of public interaction and production within the Hub


SPORTS MECCA PRECINCT

LOCALITY
Located within New Doornfontein. Bordered by Charlton Terrace to the north, Bertrams Road to the east, Miller Street and the railway to the south, and Sivewright Express to the west. The area is approximately 48,2ha.

New Doornfontein Troyeville
Betrams

CHARACTER

  • This is the core precinct of the GEPD
  • Predominant land use in the precinct is institutional predominately sport related
  • There are four major sporting venues, including two world class stadiums, Johannesburg and Ellis Park Stadiums, as well as an Aquatic Centre with four pools, and the Standard Bank Arena which is the home of tennis.
  • These venues do not relate to each other although located in the same area
  • The surroundings are considered crime prone and avoided by users of the facilities.
  • The facilities are also closed in and, due to their higher end user services provision, they are used predominantly by people from outside the precinct.
  • In this Precinct, at the border with the Education Precinct, there is a prominent educational land use where the Central Johannesburg College is located.

Land Rights
The average height that can be achieved within the precinct is 7 storeys
The average erf size in the precinct is 800m and the average F.A.R (Bulk) is 2.8. This means thatthe average floor area that can be achieved is 2240 m. This building floor area is much higher than iscurrently practiced in the area.

New Doornfontein Troyeville
Betrams

Proposed Overall Development Guidelines
Designate particular zones within the precinct for informal trade undertakings. Improve pedestrian mobility along access roads within the precinct in order to minimise vehicle – pedestrian conflicts (especially during major sporting events). Relax parking space requirements per leasable floor area so as to reduce burden on land-owners to provide additional parking spaces.Undertake a blanket removal of restrictions application on all the properties within the precinct in order to promote mixed-usage.

OBJECTIVES
1. Improve the legibility of the precinct by providing clear gateways and entrance points to celebrate the point of interface and entrance to the area.
2. Promote better integration between the precinct and the rest of the city
3. Improve the connectivity and accessibility from and into the area.
4. Promote the intensification of sport-related uses and create a new destination place and a centre of excellence unique to the region.
5. Introduce an appropriate management mechanism to improve the functioning of the area including maintenance, safety and security.
6. Promote the development of a balanced and more sustainable environment and improve the quality and management of the urban environment to define its sense and uniqueness of place.
7. Encourage the economic regeneration of the surrounding area to support and the consolidation and performance of the precinct.

CRITICAL SUB-PROJECTS (Sports Mecca Precinct)
Sport Academy – World-class high performance centre including training facilities, medical services accommodation, indoor sports hall, canteen, students' centre, internet café, associated retail, parking and offices.

Extreme Sport - Specialised surfaces and equipment located along the development's main public spaces and facilities

Sports Resource Centre- Specialised testing and research centre for high performance athletes with access to international methods and information.

Reception Centre –Landmark building serving as an information centre for the precinct to serve local and international users and visitors.

S.A Sports Museum - A world class sports museum strategically located with information, retail, café and exhibition space, multi-purpose hall and all other supporting facilities to accommodate local and international visitors, linked to the reception centre.

Public environment upgrade - Improve the public environment, to accommodate pedestrians and access routes to the surrounding precincts. Introduce urban landscaping and a management system to improve safety and security.

Central public space- The central space will serve as a public gathering space, provide underground parking, and facilitate a public transport route through the precinct and festival market facilities during special events.


BEZUIDENHOUT MIX USE

LOCALITY
The Bezuidenhout Mixed Use Precinct is located South-east of Miller Street up to Bezuidenhout Avenue, west of Bertrams Road and is bounded by the railway line on the south-west. It includes part of New Doornfontein and Troyeville.

The area is approximately 22,9 hectares.

The full extent of the area is privately owned and is used for manufacturing, light engineering and warehousing.

CURRENT CONDITIONS ASSETS AND CHALLENGES

CURRENT LAND USE PATTERNS

  • Manufacturing activity dominates the area.
  • Average rate per Sqm is R6.00.
  • A few buildings are used for residential accommodation
  • Many of the sites are secured with wire and palisade fencing.
  • This contributes to an unpopulated and unfriendly street environment.
  • A number of buildings are vacant and unattended.

LAND RIGHTS

  • The average height that can be achieved within the precinct is six storeys
  • The average erf size in the precinct is 500 m2 and the average F.A.R (Bulk) is 3.4
  • This means that the average floor area of a building that can be achieved in the precinct is 1700 m per site and an estimated bulk of 3.4

KEY PLANNING ISSUES
  • Enforce the Informal Trade
  • Management Strategy;
  • Promotion of high-densityresidential development(RSDF);
  • Restrictive Condition on Deed of Transfer No. 2817/03 dated 1/4/03 (Troyeville) which reads: "no canteen, hotel, bottle store, or slaughter poles will be allowed on the said lots". This title condition will haveto be removed through formal removal of restrictiveconditions procedure fromthe affected erven in Troyeville in order to allow for the Mixed-useand business activities tobe promoted in the precinct.
  • No right to make bricks, digging for or quarrying building stone, gravel, sand, or clay on the said lot.
  • Restrictive conditions in the New Doornfontein part of the precinct include the following: Lots 1 – 902, 909 – 912 may not besub-divided; The purchaser shall not have the right to open or allow to be opened upon the lot, or any portion thereof, anycanteen, beer hall, restaurant or place for the sale of wines or spirituous liquors without the consent of the township owner…..;

OBJECTIVES
1. Improve the legibility and the quality of the public environment and the Mixed-use Precinct.
2. Enhance connectivity and accessibility within the precinct and between the precinct and the rest of the city.
3. Establish a public transportation link to the city.
4. Intensify and diversify land uses within the precinct to enhance the potential live/work environment whilst reinforcing the business hub quality
5. Improve safety and security for residents and visitors
6. Develop on the existing heritage resources to enhance the character of the environment.
7. Promote the precinct as an alternative and unique live/play/work place and tourism destination for the city.
8. Promote the development of a sustainable and balanced mixed-use node to support economic development and meet the city's 2030 objectives

CRITICAL SUB-PROJECTS
Bezuidenhout/Bertrams Gateway - An iconic building on the corner would be appropriate to act as a landmark signalling the entrance into the area. Mixed-use including hotel, offices, retail, and residential will be encouraged.

Bezuidenhout Square – A gateway site - could be developed as a public square with an iconic element to announce the entrance and provide orientation and direction. A gallery or public information centre could be located on the square.

Bezuidenhout Linear Market – A linear market along Bezuidenhout avenue can accommodate informal traders and service daily commuters.

Voorhout Park - This public space will include a central park, recreational and sport facilities, public ablutions, lighting, artwork, restaurants, signage, street furniture, gateway elements and paving to accommodate parking during special events. Appropriate reuse must be considered for heritage buildings on the site.

South Park Square - A public space is envisioned, to accommodate special events parking and to facilitate 'breathing' space for the stadiums' access points.

Railway Square (1280) - The Miller street Underpass provides for a new 'entrance' to the precinct. A public open space supports the entrance as well as facilitate the turnaround from Voorhout to Miller. The site is currently occupied by tombstone manufacturers.

Dawe Street Upgrade - Upgrade Dawe Street to accommodate four lanes, will require sidewalk articulation and pedestrian priority crossing at Voorhout Street.

Voorhout Street Upgrade - Upgrade Voorhout Street as central spine to accommodate a user-friendly and enabling environment for private developers, a bus route and new articulated road edges with landscaped sidewalks, off-street parking and urban/street furniture.

Environmental Upgrades - Upgrading all the key internal roads involves developing sidewalks, off-street parking, landscaping, street furniture and street lighting and bus shelters along Voorhout Street.

Miller Street Underpass - Establish an underpass under the railway line linking Miller Street to Angl e, connecting East and west New Doornfontein. This link will enabl e public transport to access the precinct, connecting it to the city's public transport network.



BERTRAMS URBAN REGENERATION PROGRAMME

LOCALITY
The Bertrams Derby Road and Community Cluster Precincts includes the northern parts of Bert rams, Lorentzville, Judith's Paarl and par ts of Bezuidenhout Valley. It is defined by Hunter Street on the Observatory ridge to the north, Bertrams Road to the west, 2nd Street to the east and Bezuidenhout Avenue to the south.

PLANNING IMPLICATIONS (5B)
Promotion of high densities;Promotion of Home Enterprises Policy;Conserve buildings of heritage value;Promotion of multi-use clean industries;Discourage shack farming andAdopt zero tolerance policy to building invasions and illegal residential conversions.The restrictive title condition applicable to Judith's Paarl is also applicable in this precinct as well and include the following:."The registered owner of this lot shall not open or allow, or cause to be opened, upon the said lot any canteen, hotel or bottle store", (Judith's Paarl).

KEY PLANNING ISSUES (5A)
Promotion of high densities; Promotion of Home Enterprises Policy;Conserve buildings of heritage value;Promotion of multi-use clean industries;Discourage shack farming andAdopt zero tolerance policy to building invasions and illegal residential conversions.Restrictive title conditions in this precinct include the following:"The registered owner of this lot shall not open or allow, or cause to be opened, upon the said lot any canteen, hotel or bottle store", (Judith's Paarl)."No canteen, hotel, bottle store, or slaughter poles will be allowed on the said lots"( Bezuidenhout Valley part of the precinct

ASSETS AND CHALLENGES
Residential makeup
Poorly-maintained flats
Predominantly two storey walk-up
Numerous spaza shops operate
Harsh interfaces
Highly dilapidated
Illegal occupancies
Vacant land / Dumping
Unsightly Health hazard
Used as pedestrian thoroughfare
Illegal occupancies
Some are sights of demolished buildings

Opportunity: The Rooftop Project(JPP): Skills development, recycling, Organic gardens.

Prerequisite:Residents own their building so they havevested interest in the whole building and not just the apartment.

KEY PLANNING ISSUES (5A)

  • Promotion of high densities;
  • Promotion of Home Enterprises Policy;
  • Conserve buildings of heritage value;
  • Promotion of multi-use clean industries;
  • Discourage shack farming and
  • Adopt zero tolerance policy to building invasions and illegal residential conversions.
  • Restrictive title conditions in this precinct include the following:
    • "The registered owner of this lot shall not open or allow, or cause to be opened, upon the said lot any canteen, hotel or bottle store", (Judith's Paarl).
    • "No canteen, hotel, bottle store, or slaughter poles will be allowed on the said lots"( Bezuidenhout Valley part of the precinct

OBJECTIVES
1. Improve safety and security by addressing social and economic issues
2. Promote the intensification of lands uses in the area
3. Develop a community-based revitalisation programme for the area to encourage the introduction appropriate models for residential densification and development
4. Develop an appropriate and integrated management programme to support the neighbourhood regeneration activities
5. Promote investment in the area and engage the community through private and public community partnerships
6. Promote and strengthen existing social facilities and services
7. Promote the provision of integrated services and facilities to meet the demands of an increasing residential population
8. Guide the development of the residential components of acceptable standards

CRITICAL PROJECTS
Heritage Cluster - development of existing building stock deemed to have significant architectural heritage value with a view to making practically and commercially viable investments while maintaining the buildings'original architectural character.

Derby Road High Street - Regeneration and upgrade of Derby Road into community high street providing nearby quality retail, commercial and entertainment venues to the people in Bertrams / Lorentzville / Judith's Paarl. Like Beit Street in the Education Precinct, this would also involve urban upgrade of the sidewalks, street lighting, street furniture, and integration into the new development-wide public transport route.

Terrace Road Mansions - High quality, medium density, low cost housing developments along Terrace Road with a view to curbing urban decay at Bertrams' edges and offering affordable accommodation alternatives to those forced into inner Bertrams' slums.

Derby Road Community Centre - new building and upgrade of existing public open space stretching over two stands bridging the block between Derby and Ascot Roads. The upgrade of the existing basketball court will add much needed recreation space and the new building will form the administrative hub of the community-run facilities, new home to the Thusanang Initiative. Special needs facilities of the nearby old-age home will be located there, as well as a significant hall space for functions.

Pepperpot House - special needs housing on the site of demolished Pepperpot house and adjacent to still existing Pepperpot stock. This project will extend the resources of the Mary Fitzgerald Home, which is across the road, and make use of the new facilities of the Derby Road Centre.


BERTRAMS URBAN REGENERATION PROGRAMME

LOCALITY
Bertrams Community Cluster Precincts includes the northern parts of Bertrams, Lorentzville, Judith's Paarl and parts of Bezuidenhout Valley. The precinct is bounded by Frere Ro ad to the North, Bezuidenhout Street to the South, Bertrams Road to the West and 2nd Street to the East.

CATALYTIC SUB-PROJECTS

Bezuidenhout/Betrams Gateway
The site needs to support the development of a gateway node into the GEPD precinct. This gateway locates the entrance to the Precinct. General upgradin g of the area is required. The corner site could potentially be redeveloped to contribute to a more dynamic , vibrant and well functioning intersection .

Spar – Shopping Node
Consolidate the neighbourhood shopping node. The Spar Shopping Centre is the anchor in the retail node. There is excellent potential to expand the node to accommodate a mixed range of retail activity and restaurants. The improvement of this node will contribute to the general improvement of the area, bring more active into the area which also has the potential to bring more safety and security to the immediate surroundings.

The Kimberly Road Mosque
Upgrade the public environment surrounding to the mosque –i.e. pedestrian friendly crossing, disabled access and general environmental improvements.

Housing Upgrade – Densification
The houses in this land parcel in being considered for redevelopment . The objective of the redevelopment is to densify the area in order to accommodate more people and to contribute to a more vibrant community.

The Hope Grows Aid Memorial Garden
The project aims to provide a growing green mo nument to honour all those who have suffered and died from the epidemic, establish a circular garden that will flower according to the month, esta blish a garden academy which will train aids orphans to become gardeners and a source of employment, contribute to the historical natural beauty of the Troyeville.

Artist Village
Members of the Troyeville community currently lease land from the CoJ which they maintain as a garden. They propose to consolidate the lease agreement with privately owned land to develop an artist village which will offer affordable accommodation for artists and other like minded persons. The development also includes a place where artists can sell their skills, objects and creativity. The proposed structure of the development would include a public/private partnership.

Street / Road edge upgrades
The pedestrian routes along Bezuidenhout street has to be redefined and upgraded to provide safe, well-lit areas for pedestrian movement. It has to be well signposted for both pedestr ian and motor vehicles. Street Upgrades include Carnarvon Road, Fuller Street and Bezuidenhout Avenue. Kimberley Road needs to be upgraded to accommodate a public transport route.


JUKSKEI RIVER PARK PRECINCT

LOCALITY
The precinct extends all along the river, between Betrams road and Second Street and from Victoria Street to Frere Road. The precinct area is approximately 28 5ha in extent

BUILT FORM DIRECTIVES
Preservation of heritage resources
Consistent height framing precinct edges
Enhance Industrial Character
Develop vistas along river park area reinforcing environmental corridor and visual continuity

KEY PLANNING ISSUES:
  • Promotion of high densities;
  • Conserve buildings of heritage value;
  • Apply appropriate social and open space norms;
  • Allow only neighbourhood-oriented facilities;
  • Apply home enterprises policy in the neighbourhood;
  • Promote multi-use and clean industries;
    Restrictive title conditions in this precinct include the following:
  • "The registered owner of this lot shall not open or allow, or cause to be opened, upon the said lot any canteen, hotel or bottle store", (Judith's Paarl part of the precinct).
  • "No canteen, hotel, bottle store, or slaughter poles will be allowed on the said lots"( Bezuidenhout Valley part of the precinct

OBJECTIVES
1. Regenerate the river bank including the improvement of water quality and general environmental conditions
2. Improve pedestrian circulation in and through the area.
3. Provide efficient management of river banks
4. Create better accessibility and connectivity to the river
5. Improve the environmental performance of natural heritage resources.
6. Enhance related business activities in the area

The River Park - River Park Development to accommodate passive and active recreation, landscaping, special features, restaurants, coffee shop and craft centre. Extension of recreation facilities to accommodate park for young children. The final scheme will include a new library, as well as temporary parking facilities for approximately 350 cars to be used when necessary on stadium event days

Residential Development - Densification and upgrade of existing social housing stock

Square of Industries - Iconic open space within the fairly dense industrial corridor, a means of exposing and gaining access to the river and the other developments along the corridor. Will provide support for existing business activities by enhancing linkages with other related industries.

Extreme Sports and Community Centre - hard surface extreme sports courts to accommodate skateboarding, in-line skating, bmxing, freestyle moto-x and many other extreme sports as well a new outdoor soccer field with minor stands and ablutions.



FULLER PARK UPGRADE


Fuller Park:
Upgrading of existing facilities to include a
Multipurpose Community Centre,
Youth centre,
Sport facilities,
Children play area,
Pedestrian bridge over Bertram Road as an extension of the Sport Museum and pedestrian connection with the sport precinct.

MPCC: 4400M2/Youth Centre 12400M2/R1.6MC: Sport Fields 16225M2/R2.4MD: Play Ground 7300M2/R0.9ME: Pedestrian Bridge
Public Open Spaces
The River Park
River Park Development to accommodate passive and active recreation, landscaping, special features, restaurants, coffee shop and craft centre. Extension of recreation facilities to accommodate park for young children. The final scheme will include temporary parking facilities for approximately 350 cars to be used when necessary on stadium event days
EXTREME SPORTS PARK

Critical Sub-Projects – Extreme Sports Park
Issues raised at Stakeholder Participation meeting held Saturday 21 May 2005
Urban Management
  • LED- Local empowerment, hawker issues, by-law enforcement,
  • Gentrification (Comprehensive Housing management)

Safety & Security

  • Crime with then detailed implementation elements of the safety and security strategy

Planning

  • BEE,
  • Dual pricing for tourists/ non-residents and residents,
  • timeframes,
  • parking,
  • Alternate infrastructure provision egg. Solar Electricity panels,
  • business/ implementation plan,
  • Budget Allocations

Property Management

  • Expropriations, forced removals/ evictions - compensation and process/ community and existing business fears.
  • Bad/Better buildings project rollout strategy / slum lording,
  • Heritage issues

Community Diversity

  • Language issues need to be addressed
  • legal and illegal migrants,
  • Community working group,

PROGRAMMATIC STRATEGY

Programmatic objective: Environment
There will be a serviced community which values the importance of maintaining a clean and healthy environment

Programmatic objective: Sports, culture and recreation
There are a range of sport, cultural and recreation services available for all sectors of the community

Programmatic objective: Safety and security
A safe, responsible and reduced crime environment is created

Programmatic objective: MPCC (Social Development)
A vibrant hub is created which acts as a connection point across the community and ensures that community members have access to a range of resources that provide Information and support to individuals; skills development; employment services; small business support; support for organizations in the area (including ECD, CBOs, and NGOs); and education programmes about social issues including addressing issues of abuse, xenophobia, etc.



IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY

Different projects will require different promotion and delivery mechanisms. The general approach is to promote public-private partnerships designed to suit the requirements of each project to ensure efficiency, sustainability and cost effectiveness.With the approval of this precinct plan, the preparation of detailed planning and the programming of the planning and physical work required for the projects described above, can proceed.

Strategies:

Strategy 1: Complete the work of heritage conservation in the form of affixing plaques to buildings of historical significance and the mapping of heritage routes to raise awareness and support for the preservation of heritage resources.

Strategy 2: Consolidate the partnership with other city agencies to promote the upgrading and maintenance of municipal services projects focusing on safety and security issues for visitors and people working in and using the area on daily basis.

Strategy 3: Give priority and support to projects related to the redevelopment and upgrading of public transport facilities.

Strategy 4: Prioritise public upgrading projects designed to maximize job creation and capacity building of community-based business and enterprises.



COMMUNITY FACILITIES STRATEGIES:

Strategy 1: Support the networking and interaction between institutions to share information on their facilities, programmes and resources to facilitate access by others in the precinct and the larger Study Area.

Strategy 2: Support any regeneration project that provides additional open space or squares as the area needs 'opening up' and gathering places for students –including the Beit Street Piazza.

Strategy 3: Support initiatives that will improve physical access to facilities through the station upgrading and road proposals

Strategy 4: Support environmental upgrading of the area to improve visual and security aspects to encourage access to facilitiesProposed Phasing

  • The development of the Precinct will be project-driven.
  • There are a number of projects affecting the public realm that can act as catalysts and they could be promoted simultaneously. Phasing will be determined by the availability of funding but will follow the logic described above.
  • Highlight community-based social and cultural programmes.
  • Support programs by the upgrading existing social infrastructure and develop new social facilities
  • Employ local residents to deliver local services to boost local economy
  • Develop a community based approach to urban management
  • Improve existing dysfunctional urban environment and support the needs of the urban poor.
  • Promote social inclusiveness by supporting the identified actors and activities and finding local solutions to local problems
  • JDA key representative consultant
  • Other secondary consultants (drawn on as requested)
  • Representatives from development planning, Transportation and Environmental Department
  • UAC representative chosen from ICCResponsibilities
  • Monitor the implementation of the development guidelines set outin the precinct plans.
  • Ensure that critical planning applications related to catalytic projects and 2010 are implemented speedily as a result of expedited planning approvals.
  • Facilitate the possible private investment opportunities in the different precincts by marketing them to corporate and private individuals.
IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY
To achieve the development objectives set up for this precinct, while securing the opportunity to become one of the 2010 Soccer World Cup venues, will necessitate that key role players share the vision for the area and have the determination and commitment to allocate financial resources to make it happen. To mobilize support from the private sector, local government and sporting orga nizations will have to come together under a joint st ructure, a single strategy and equal commitment to su pport the initiatives and critical projects described in this report.The strategies described below take into account the information and input gathere d from public meetings and recommendations from specialist studies.

Strategy 1: Address issues related to urban management, safety and security.

Strategy 2: Secure agreement between key role players such as sporting institutions and the local council regarding the use of facilities and programmes.

Strategy 3: Secure property agreements between parties to enable the development of new components within the precinct.

Strategy 4: Form new public-private partnerships to promote development within the precinct.

Strategy 5: Form a new development vehicle to promote and manage the sporting facilities.

Proposed Phasing
The development of the precinct will be project-driven. There are a number of projects that can act as catalysts and they could be promoted simultaneously.

Neighbourhood Regeneration Strategy
The strategy to be employed is an integrated neighbourhood regeneration strategy, programme driven, supported by strategic interventions and designed to support community-based initiatives. To achieve the above, facilitate developmentand promote social cohesion within the area, the following strategies are proposed:

Strategy 1: Form a development committee representing various interests within the ar ea with the aim of addressing socio-economic issues.

Strategy 2: Develop a safety and security plan in close consultation with local Community Based Organizations.

Strategy 3: Develop a housing regeneration Programme in conjunction with the city, to address overcrowding and inadequate housing provision.

Strategy 4: Promote the upgrading and development of social, recreation and sporting facilities to support the residing communities.

Methodology for the neighbourhood regeneration programme:

Social Development Programmes

Information extracted from the community meetings and questionnaires indicated that the following programmes are needed: Aftercare, homework and study rooms for school children; Information on where to access social grants and food parcels and how to get identity documents; Provision of life skills rela ting to civic duties and responsible citizenship; drug and alcohol abuse counselling; HIV/AIDS counselling; Information on employment opportunities in the area, a local skills register, skills development and training, accessing Learnerships, career/vocational counselling or guidanceLiteracy trainingYouth development programmes – sport, recreation and other to prevent drug and alcohol abuse in youth; Meeting place for the aged/pensioners; Community 'clean-up' programmes; Recycling programmes; A central services centre to assist the community with access to services offered by the City

Co-ordination of Facilities and Programmes
Develop better networking between the NGOs/CBOs and private institutions to assist with access to existing services.

A register of human resource skills in identified areas (HIV/AIDS counselling, family counselling/ drug and alcohol counselling/ Youth needs) would assist with networking.




IMPLEMENTATION METHODOLOGY


DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
1. Urban Design /Precinct Plans /Development Guidelines
2. Heritage Management Plan
3. Environmental Framework Plan
4. Land Use Management Plan
5. Urban Management Mechanism

RISK
1. Secure land
2. Access to capital budget
3. Approvals process
4. Secure partnership agreements
5. Public / Private - Public / Public



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