On Monday, 1 April 2019, the City
of Joburg, through the Joburg Property Company (JPC), released the prospectus
of yet another 97 properties for mixed-use development.
The prospectus has been made
available on the City of Joburg’s website https://we.tl/t-xNKPsZPrys) and that of the Joburg Property Company.
These properties are said to have
a total investment value of between R20 billion and R25 billion and are planned
for development across the City’s regions.
These properties, many of which
are grouped into large portions of land, are being released across several
regions, including Randburg, Rosebank, Orange Grove, Houghton, and Wynberg. The
aim is to establish mixed-use developments, affordable housing and student
These developments will be of
particular importance as it will include the recently approved inclusionary
housing policy, which requires developers to dedicate a percentage of new
residential developments for affordable housing. The City of Joburg sees it as
an important step as it seeks to address the spatial inequality associated with
apartheid-era development planning.
Amongst these properties are various
filling stations in Soweto and Denver, with expected investment value of
approximately R100 million.
With the development of 70
properties located predominantly in Orange Grove, an estimated 1,200 jobs will
be created during the construction phase with 1,000 residential units to be
delivered there alone.
Rosebank, which is experiencing a development boom similar to Sandton, is earmarked for a R400 million investment which will create 2,000 jobs and yield a 12 storey mixed-use development with 250 residential units and a 600m² library.https://www.joburg.org.za/media_/Newsroom/Pages/2019%20Newsroom%20Articles/April%202019/Over-R20-billion-investment-awaits-with-release-of-more-properties-for-development.aspx