UPC completes Shakhbout City master plan

Shakhbout CityShakhbout City will have it’s own tram network l Image Credit: Courtesy of UPC

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has handed over the master plan for the Shakhbout City development to Abu Dhabi City Municipality, with construction expected to start next year. The project will include additional housing for residents and community facilities such as parks, mosques, schools and hospitals, according to the UPC.

Shakhbout City, formerly known as Khalifa City B, is a major residential development on Abu Dhabi mainland, approximately 30km from the Abu Dhabi Island commercial business district, northeast of Mohammad Bin Zayed City and south of Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Covering a total area of 1,854 hectares, the master plan incorporates community facilities for residents in a strategically important area close to Zayed City, the new seat of the federal government and federal ministries and foreign embassies.

While Shakhbout City is anticipated to be home to approximately 80,000 residents, there is already an established community in the city. According to the UPC, the master plan has been designed to sensitively revitalise its existing neighbourhoods.

The project also incorporates 323 additional UAE national housing plots, as well as a district park in Shakhbout City’s business centre. There are a total 29 parks planned in the city.

Infrastructure works are anticipated to commence in the third quarter next year.

Fast facts
• Shakhbout City is formerly known as Khalifa City B
• It is located 30km from Abu Dhabi island
• Covers 1,854 hectares
• Infrastructure works to commence in Q3 2016
• 29 new parks to be built

Source: Property WeeklyPW


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