The new project will increase public realm and provide Public facilities in densely populated area of the City
Abu Dhabi, July 02 2013: The Municipality of Abu Dhabi has unveiled innovative plans to create an urban oasis in the heart of downtown Abu Dhabi, by incorporating community service facilities, retail and recreational areas at new car parking facilities, that will be delivered by the private sector.
The downtown oasis will offer improved community services and combine retail and recreational facilities, together with parking in Sector E6, between Hamdan Street and Khalifa Street and between Eastern Road and Street 10, in a built-up part of the City. It will be the first of a series of urban oasis developments that the Municipality is planning.
The Municipality of Abu Dhabi will formally invite private sector bids in the coming weeks to deliver the two phased project, which will span an area of 19,000 sqm using a build-own-transfer (BOT) model.
A benchmark study undertaken by the Municipality highlighted that the densely populated Sector E6 area could be enhanced further by adding 3,000 sqm of leisure, education and sport facilities. The sector is home to more than 13,000 residents living in around 2,600 apartments, making the area very congested.
Rashed Bin Ali Al Omaira, Advisor Investments and Assets for the General Manager's Office at Abu Dhabi Municipality said: “The innovative design of this new project will enable the Municipality to address the need to provide a wide range of public facilities in a constrained and highly populated location. The green space and recreational and retail facilities will enhance the image of the City and improve the quality of life for residents and visitors, while at the same time reducing traffic congestion and boost car parking.”