Rezoning application for Salt River Market site approved

The City of Cape Town on Tuesday, 13 August, announced that the rezoning application for the Salt River Market site has been approved. This will allow for the land to be developed for mixed-use purposes and will include social housing units in addition to business and retail space.

The approved rezoning application for the Salt River Market site will provide for 723 residential units, of which 216 will be social housing opportunities for qualifying beneficiaries, as well as business premises and informal trading and 119 parking bays. The rezoning consolidates 13 erven into a larger piece of land which enables development. The developer now has a five-year period to act on the rights.

The rezoning application for the site was approved by the Municipal Planning Tribunal in April 2019. The appeals period expired in June 2019 which saw two appeals being lodged. The appeals report was referred to the Planning Appeals Committee for a decision, which rejected the appeals. The appeals were dismissed as they had no relevance to the zoning aspects.

The decision for rezoning is final. It permits the construction of buildings between 25-38 metres in height with the inclusion of a carriageway to allow for street parking on Bromwell Street and access from Foundry Road.