Future Cape Town welcomes the decision by the City of Cape Town to reconsider their amendment to the height restriction on the proposed development of the CTICC east tower. In a previous media release, we welcomed the amendment to the existing height restriction of 54 metres to allow developments of 80 metres, but suggested that this did not go far enough.
Based on the latest public information available, “an application will be submitted by the Property Management Department to amend the height restriction on the property from the current 54 meters to 120 meters”. This new proposed height is considered to be more in keeping with other tall buildings nearby, e.g. Portside at 139 metres, and supports the concept of a cluster of taller buildings on the Foreshore.
We nevertheless reiterate our deep concern with respect to the proposal for a multi-storey parking garage to be erected in the Table Bay Road reserve, and the role of this building in entrenching the separation of the Cape Town CBD from its harbour and the sea.
Issued by: Media Office, Future Cape Town and Guy Briggs, Cape Town City Representative: Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)