Cape Town residents waiting for homes will finally get 15 600 new houses

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The City of Cape Town has approved the development of seven housing projects around the city which will lead to 15 600 homes being built for people currently waiting.


Good news for people waiting for housing in the Western Cape, the city has approved seven housing projects around the city which will provide 15 600 families with new homes.

The housing projects will be built in Vlakteplaas in Strand; Blueberry Hill in Blue Downs; ACSA Symphony in Delft; Pelican Park; Mahama in Khayelitsha; Elsies River; and Bonteheuwel.

The housing project will see the total of 15664 units being developed as well as commercial and public spaces. There will be various types of houses, not just carbon-copy cubes. Councillor Brett Herron shared the good news on his Facebook page and said this,

“The housing opportunities will become available within the next two to three years, depending on the type of development and the area where the development is taking place,” – Councillor Brett Herron, the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development.

“At this stage, we foresee that the developments will include site-and-serviced even, double-storey units, double- and single-storey semi-detached units, as well as double- and single-storey free-standing units.

“Where possible, the developments will include community facilities, open spaces where residents can socialise, and commercial and retail opportunities.

“I am grateful Council approved these contracts. The demand for decent housing in Cape Town is acute, and is arguably one of the biggest challenges this administration is facing,” 

This is great news for all those families that have been waiting for homes over the years. We look forward to hearing many happy stories of families in their new homes.

Sources: The Daily Voice
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