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  • Our central city – Which we define as from Green point to salt river is doing well. In fact compared to other Cities such as Johannesburg and Durban we seem to be doing better. In the last 3 to 4 years : Retail has taken off, we experienced a property boom, city is clean, safe, vibrant and diverse. However we cannot take this growth for granted that this will always be the case. We need a 10year strategy and action plan that will : Inspire and capture the public’s imagination Mobilize stakeholders around a shared vision Generate a measurable action plan for implementation and focus the minds of both out public and private partners over the next 10 years It is on this basis that CTP together with the CoCT initiated the Central City Development strategy (CCDS) in August last year.

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  • 1. into the future central city development strategy cape town central city Bulelwa Ngewana : Cape Town Partnership Deputy CE
  • 2. ccds: process 2007 - current
    • 11 July 2007
    • 23 August 2007
    • 24 August 2007
    • 25 October 2007
    • 15 November 2007
    • 6 May 2008
    • 7 May 2008
    • 22 July 2008
    • July 2007—current
    • July 2007—current
    • First private sector CCDS workshop
    • Private sector CCDS workshop
    • Public sector CCDS workshop (City of Cape Town)
    • Private sector CCDS workshop
    • CCDS presentation to Good Hope Sub Council
    • CCDS presentation on EMT meeting
    • CCDS presentation to Mayco
    • Private sector workshop
    • Monthly planning meetings with Piet van Zyl (CoCT)
    • Various planning meetings with CoCT officials
  • 3. ccds: integration
      • CCDS integrated with other CoCT policies, strategies & plans
  • 4. ccds: a vision a roadmap for the next 10 years “ In the next ten years, the Cape Town Central City will grow and greatly enhance its reputation as a dynamic business and people centre ”
  • 5. ccds: outcomes a high quality sustainable urban environment a leading centre for knowledge innovation , creativity and culture , in Africa and the South a popular destination for capetonians and visitors a leading centre for knowledge, innovation, creativity & culture in Africa and the South a premier business location a place that embodies the heart… and expresses the soul of Cape Town
  • 6. ccds: development values distinctive quality compact human sustainable connected business friendly
  • 7. ccds: what makes cape town central city distinctive? topography africa maritime cosmopolitan
  • 8. ccds: what makes cape town central city distinctive? heritage corporate creative well-managed
  • 9. ccds: what makes cape town central city distinctive? character precincts legislative capital globally renowned
  • 10. ccds: outcomes
        • Availability of additional office and retail space (in particular, Foreshore, eastwards of CT Station, Culemborg)
        • Enhanced business reputation
        • More business-friendly regulatory environment
        • Easier business start-ups, entrepreneurial development
        • Greater number of businesses, in particular, creative and cultural industries
        • More skills and jobs
    a premier business location
  • 11. ccds: outcomes
        • Vibrant mix of uses – business, education, residential, recreation and culture
        • Tripling of residential population over a ten year period (including District Six)
        • Enhanced network of pedestrian routes, streetscapes and well-designed and managed public spaces
        • Development is sensitive to the area’s history, heritage and natural environment
        • Quality urban management, including higher levels of safety and security, cleansing, road and pavement maintenance
        • Greater access to water, sea, harbour, waterfront and mountain
        • Protection of heritage and distinctive Central City character
        • More sustainable management of natural resources
    a high quality urban environment
  • 12. ccds: outcomes
        • Number one destination for Capetonians and visitors in the region
        • Higher numbers of visitors, conferences, exhibitions, events
        • Expanded hospitality industry
        • More activity after hours and on weekends
    • Improved access
    a popular destination for capetonians and visitors
  • 13. ccds: outcomes
        • Growth in number and range of creative and cultural industries
        • Recognition of Cape Town as an international centre for creativity and innovation
    a leading centre for knowledge, innovation, creativity and culture in Africa and the South
  • 14. ccds: outcomes
        • A place that is welcoming of all Capetonians and our visitors
        • A place that is sensitive to the history and memory of Cape Town’s people and communities
        • A place where diversity is tolerated and celebrated
        • A place where there is visible Cape Town and South African art, design and architecture
        • A place where the City’s heritage is valued and protected
        • A place where people are proud and passionate about Cape Town
    a place that embodies the heart… and expresses the soul of Cape Town
  • 15. ccds: how will we know if we’ve been successful?
    • A successful 2010 World Cup
    • The Green Point Stadium, a major new events facility
    • New Green Point Urban Park and Sports Complex
    • Completion of District Six
    • Tripling of Central City residential population, with at least 20% in affordable housing
    • Completion of CTICC expansion
    • Expanded V&A Waterfront, with new visitor attractions
    • (Possibly), a new passenger liner terminal
    • Completion of upgrade of CT Station
    • New Bus Rapid Transport system and enhanced train services
    • Resolution of issue of incomplete foreshore freeways
    • Greater access to the sea, to water and to the mountain
    • Enhanced pedestrian network, upgraded and well-managed public spaces, more public art
    in ten years time, we will look back on:
  • 16. ccds: how will we know if we’ve been successful?
    • More evening and weekend activities
    • Increased number of visitors, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, events, hotels, city businesses turnover
    • Managed trading in markets with wide mix of goods
    • Energy-efficient buildings and new green buildings
    • Waste minimisation and recycling programmes in all buildings
    • Reduction in water consumption
    • City Hall as Cape Town’s premier music centre
    • Expansion of creative hubs in the East City, Company’s Garden’s and Foreshore precincts
    • Greater number of high level annual events
    • Planning and development of Culemborg as mixed-use activity precinct
    • Higher levels of private sector investment
    • Higher levels of safety and security, cleansing and urban management
    • Higher levels of social services addressing the needs of the poor and homeless
    in ten years time, we will look back on (continue):
  • 17. ccds: popular document
    • CONTENTS
    • ·  Foreword
    • · Strategies for a successful Central City
    • · Vision and outcomes for Cape Town Central City
    • · Development values
    • · What makes the Cape Town Central City distinctive?
    • · Key trends shaping the future of the Central City
    • · Suggested outcomes and strategies
    • · How will we know if we’ve been successful?
    • · CCDS – we want to hear from you
    • · Acknowledgements
    •  
  • 18. ccds: way forward
    • Launch CCDS public document in September
    • Conduct Central City stakeholder workshops and public meetings to discuss proposed outcomes and strategies
    • Conduct interviews with business, stakeholders and members of the public
    • Publish articles in the media
    • Compile CCDS action plan & publish early 2009
    RECOMMENDATION… That copies of the CCDS popular document be circulated to the Good Hope Sub-Council in October to be discussed at a workshop.
  • 19. thank you