Major development application in Main Rd – information

News from Jonathan Hobday for those with an interest in what’s happening on Main Road. Comments are being accepted until next Monday:

Discussions have been taking place for some time now about a proposed development on a large site at 24 Main Road in the Mowbray CBD (the site of the old Savoy Cinema, opposite Shoprite).

The development involves an application for re-zoning and departures for a new building comprising student accommodation and business premises. The plan is for the new building to be structured into three separate blocks or quads of 7, 6 and 5 storeys each, with parking levels below.

Anyone who wants to see a full copy of the application may do so at the office of the City Council offices of the District Manager, Department: Planning &Building Development Management at 3 Victoria Road, Plumstead.

Anyone who feels they may be affected by the proposal or has an interest in it may comment or object to the application. These comments must be submitted to the City Council on or before Monday 14 October 2013 (see details below).
This proposal has been advertised for public comment as follows:

CITY OF CAPE TOWN (SOUTHERN DISTRICT)
APPLICATION FOR REZONING, DEPARTURES AND APPROVAL OF COUNCIL IN TERMS OF THE LAND USE PLANNING ORDINANCE NO 15 OF 1985 AND THE CAPE TOWN ZONING SCHEME REGULATIONS: REMAINDER ERF 31993 CAPE TOWN AT ROSEBANK, CORNER MAIN ROAD AND ROSE STREET
Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 15 and 17 of the Land Use Planning Ordinance 15 of 1985 and Section 2.2.1 of the Cape Town Zoning Scheme Regulations, that Council has received the under-mentioned application, which is open to inspection at the office of the District Manager, Department: Planning & Building Development Management, City of Cape Town, Ground Floor, No: 3 Victoria Road, Plumstead 7800, (next to Checkers), and any enquiries may be directed to Donald Suttle, from 08h30 to 14h30 Monday to Friday. Any objections and/or comments, with full reasons therefore, must be submitted in writing at the office of the District Manager, Department: Planning & Building Development Management, City of Cape Town, 3 Victoria Road Plumstead 7800, Private Bag X5, Plumstead, 7801 or faxed to (021) 710-8283 or e-mailed to comments_objections.southern@capetown.gov.za
quoting the above relevant legislation, the below-mentioned application number and the objector ‘s erf, phone numbers & address. If your response is not received on or before the closing date, and if, as a consequence it arrives later, it will be deemed invalid. For any further information, contact Donald Suttle at phone no: (021) 710-8268.
The closing date for objections and comments is: Monday 14th October 2013
Application no: 232013
Application property: Remainder Erf 31993, Cape Town at Rosebank
Address: 24 Main Road Rosebank, corner Main Road, Rose and Church Roads
Applicant: Tim Spencer Town Planning cc
Owner: 24 Main Road Rosebank Investments (Pty) Ltd
NATURE OF APPLICATION:
1. Rezoning:
1.1 To rezone the subject property from General Business GB1 to General Business GB4. It is proposed develop the subject property for a Boarding House (student accommodation) and Business Premises.
2. Departures applied for from the Cape Town Zoning Scheme Regulations:
2.1 Section 9.1.2: to permit the building to be setback 0m in lieu of 5m from Main Road and 0m in lieu of 4.5m from Rose Street for those portions of the building exceeding 10m in height.
2.2 Section 18.1.2: To permit the building 0m in lieu of 5m from Main Road.
2.3 Sections 9.1.2 9(k)(i) and 19.1.1: To permit 225 parking bays in lieu of 685 parking bays.
3. Approval of Council applied for in terms of the Cape Town Zoning Scheme
Regulations:
3.1 Section 9.1.1(k)(ii): To permit parking bays at ground level closer than 10m to the street boundary.
3.2 Heritage Protection Overlay Zone: The subject property is located within Mowbray-Rosebank Heritage Protection Area and the proposal requires the approval of Council in terms of Section 3.1(b) of the Appendix Overlay Zones.

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